Monday, October 8, 2012

Los Angeles Travel Journal

I had a wonderful time visiting my friend, Jean, in Los Angeles.  We experienced a cultural whirlwind of activities. Here's a few pages from my journal.

We explored museums, restaurants and the Southern California sunny lifestyle.

One of my favorite places included The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino just west of Pasadena.  The botanical gardens cover 120 acres and feature several different gardens.

From stately palm trees...

to the incredible desert garden- my favorite...

The Library houses an enormous and varied collection of rare books and manuscripts.  A couple of my favorites included The Battista Agnese Protolan Atlas ca 1540 hand written and drawn on vellum...

and Robert Hooke's book Micrographia written and illustrated in London 1665, first edition.
The Huntington would be top on my list to visit again.  Who could ask for anything more than beautiful gardens, manuscripts and art all housed in one location.  I'll be posting more of my travel journal pages and photos soon.