Another Pasadena adventure: Huntington Gardens

by kattiewampus

On Sunday, we went to Huntington Gardens. I hadn’t been there since I was in college, so it was fun to rediscover it. I now have a new fascination with Chinese gardens.

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The Children’s Garden was also for the young at heart.

My brother-in-law is sprinkling rocks into the metal grate: it makes a beautiful, musical sound, like wind chimes on steroids.

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Sometimes when I feel like acting out, I go beyond the “Staff Only” sign.

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Then we all hugged a tree. Well, they hugged the tree. I took pictures.

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I guess I was feeling rebellious today. Please note the chain fence in the foreground.

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Trespassing on the mausoleum.

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Such a rebel.

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Dad was being a free spirit.

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Traipsing down the path.

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Sasquatch’s ancestor.

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The “Terrace of the Jade Mirror” – the round gates represent the full moon, which is often symbolized by a white jade mirror in Chinese literature.

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And I was just ornery today.

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Balance.

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Brother-in-law communing with the rock that looked like Admiral Acbar’s head.

It’s a trap.

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Searching for the Wish Fish.

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The Wish Fish: if you catch it, it will grant you a wish.

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

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