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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Huntington Library, Pasadena, California - go on a treasure hunt!

One of my favorite places in the southern California area is the Huntington Library. "Library" is almost a misnomer, if you think of a regular public library. The Huntington Library is a vast landscape with gardens, museums, coffee shops, pavilions and more. It's almost impossible to see everything in one visit and once you are there, you will want to come back for more. The first time I visited this amazing place was with my good friend Shawn Gadberry and we focused on the valuable paintings, some of the gorgeous gardens, such as the one devoted to Shakespeare.

The Picture Gallery
Pinkie by Sir Thomas Lawrence
The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough (the painting, of course)

One of the many gorgeous gardens
The Bard

After all this food for the soul and spirit in this exciting environment, we also needed food for the body. The Rose Cafe serves the most delicious and very extensive English Afternoon Tea.

I'm glad we saw the art and the gardens before indulging in this spread. We may not have made it afterwards!

Photos courtesy Shawn Gadberry.
More to follow!


  1. What an amazing library! I could spend days there. Thanks for showing us around.

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    1. Thanks, Darlene. It is truly amazing, a real treasure!

  3. Sorry about the dulpicate reply! I have removed it.