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.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Huntington Library, Pasadena, California - Part 2
Christa Polkinhorn, originally from Switzerland, lives and works as writer and translator in Santa Monica, California. She divides her time between the United States and Switzerland and has strong ties to both countries. She is the author of five novels and a collection of poems. Her travels and her interest in foreign cultures inform her work and her novels take place in several countries. Aside from writing and traveling, she is an avid reader and a lover of the arts, dark chocolate, and red wine.