Huntington Library

Huntington Library is home to arguably some of the most majestic sceneries in Southern California. Founded by business tycoon Henry E. Huntington in 1919, the Huntington Library houses an extensive collection of rare literature, manuscripts, and art all amongst a dozen dazzling gardens. 

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We decided to kick off the party in the most fitting section of the park, the Celebration Garden. 

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We chose the G Pen Dual Quartz to assist on the day’s mission.

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The Orbit Pavilion allows visitors to experience a distinct soundscape of the movement from the International Space Station and 19 different Earth Science satellites.

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What started out as a ranch with only citrus groves, fruit & nut orchards and a small heard of cows is now home to over 15,000 plant species. Sublime. 

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The hefty amount of the past few month’s rainfall is evident in the thriving Desert Gardens. 

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Just when we thought we couldn't have timed the expedition any better, we saw blooming Cherry Blossoms! Very #Rare.

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The most visited spot of the whole grounds is the historic Japanese Tea Garden, and it’s popularity is absolutely warranted. The moon bridge set to the background of a Weeping Willow tree formulates a picturesque scene you might think only exists under the feet of dueling Samurai on the silver screen. 

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The beauty of Liu Fang Yuan (Garden of Flowing Fragrance) is almost difficult to articulate. One of the largest Chinese-style gardens outside of China, the area displays symbolic architecture, calligraphy and ornaments all resonating with tranquility. 

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It’s a transcendent feeling to crossover from otherworldly gardens through the threshold of a time capsule littered with rare collectibles from all over the world. 

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Pieces from European & American art periods that span over the past 500 years along side a library packed with over 9 million items, from rare manuscripts to photographs and all manner of ephemera.

 

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