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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Huntington Library, Pasadena, California - Part 2

My second visit to the Huntington Library was in company with my friend Jackie Ingerson. This time around, I got to see one of the great treasures I didn't have enough time for during my first visit: original manuscripts and the Gutenberg Bible!

But first a few more shots of the beautiful gardens. In one of them, the rose bushes were named after famous actors and artists. Here is one dedicated to Henry Fonda.



The Japanese Garden and Pavilion belong to the most serene sceneries.






The next series of pictures are of original manuscripts and of the famous Gutenberg Bible.


On the right and below is the original manuscript of Jack London's White Fang
















The next manuscripts are from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Milton's Paradise Lost





This photo below doesn't do the Gutenberg Bible justice. You really have to see it in person to appreciate the beauty of it. The old-fashioned script makes it look like it was produced by the hand of a perfect scrivener. The print and the decorations are gorgeous.



I could spend whole days in this place. I hope you enjoyed the "walk" through one of southern California's precious heritages.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my! These originall manuscripts are a wonder to behold. I remember seeing on original of Jane Austen´s Pride and Prejudice at the Britsh Museum and I burst into tears. It makes it all so real doesn´t it. And to see the Gutenberg Bible would realy be something. I think there are only a handfull left. You are fortunate this is close to where you live. Yes, I could live in that library!!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene! I'm so grateful there are places where these testimonies of history and literature are kept and preserved. I can hardly wait to go back. A real treasure.

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  2. I am ever so glad you got to go back to The Huntington. My little dramas the morning of the day we went took up ever so much of the time we had to visit. I am super thrilled you got to go back and see MORE! On my 2nd visit I still didn't see everything. Ha!

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