Window to China
A couple of weeks ago, you may remember I drove down to Pasadena with Mom and Daughter in tow. We had a chance to visit the Huntington Library Botanical Gardens. Time was short, but one of the things we wanted to see was the new Chinese Garden area. It is simply stunning. Absolutely transportive.
Bie You Dong Tian
The garden has been named Liu Fang Yuan, which means Garden of Flowing Fragrance, referring to the large numbers of scented flowers and trees. One enters through the Main Gate, or Bie You Dong Tian, Another World Lies Beyond.....and truly, it does.
Here are just a few of the photos I captured that day.
Jing Yun Bi, The Wall of Colorful Clouds
Tea House: Yu Ming Tang, Hall of the Jade Camellia
Plantain Court: Ba Jiao Yuan
Paving Detail in Plantain Court. So Beautiful!
Fretwork Detail at the Tea House
Paving Detail of path leading to the Bridge
Detail of the ceiling in the Pavilion of Three Friends
Terrace of the Jade Mirror, Yu Jing Tai