Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chinese Beauty

Right next to the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library is the Chinese Garden. This garden is more open and has a great view of the mountains. Also it has less flowers and the building in here is more of a central point because there is a tea/coffee place in there

Pavilion in typical Chinese style

I love the lake lines with white large rocks and benches all over for you to sit down and enjoy the sunset. I am hoping to go back in the summer so I can enjoy it with all the weeping trees full of their tiny leaves.

Weeping trees with small gazebo on the back and arch reflecting the afternoon sun

My favorite photos were those where I was able to catch the afternoon sun filtering through the intricate woodwork and screens that adorned windows, arches and and railings.

View of the garden from the tea/coffee place


  1. wow! I really enjoyed all your post on So Cal! I live in So Cal and I NEED to get over to the Huntington Library! I work in Pasadena and I didn't even know about it. Thank you! Love your blog, following you and I can't wait to read more!

  2. Looks really beautiful and peaceful. A place to go to and relax and walk away stronger in mind I guess?

  3. I love pagodas and all things Asian. Spiritual asian gardens are so peaceful it makes me want to cry! I love it. Thanks for visiting my blog! Great post!

  4. How pretty and restful! Great photos too! And thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your kind comment. I'm glad you did so I could come here and find your page!

  5. So very pretty! i love the 1st picture with the reflection on the water.

    Thnaks for stoppong by and for your sweet comments.

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment! This garden looks so serene! It must be a wonderful place to walk through and reflect on nature's beauty.
    We have over a foot of snow tonight so a garden is even more enticing to see..thank you for sharing this one!

  7. boy do i wish i was there!!! i need a weekend. haha

  8. Oh you are so lucky to have this gorgeous place nearby. I just love your shots, what a view to enjoy your coffee in the last shot.

  9. Lovely post! These pictures are beautiful. I bet you go out for a walk in this gorgeous park as often as you can ....

    Happy thoughts!