The Huntington Library
I thank the good Lord pretty often that he gave me a roommate that loves all things art as much as I do. I also thank him that she has a car and that she takes me to museums in order to feed our artistic needs. She's and English major (think Literature, not teaching) and I'm a Photography and Journalism major so we have fun. I'm going to stop loving my roommate and get to the real reason for this: The Huntington Library.
Everyone should go to he Huntington Library at least once in their lives. It's the Disneyland of art and books and old, rich people furniture. It's glorious. The gift shop is also pretty neat.
While I was there, I took head shots of the statues. Why? I don't really know, but it must of had to do with the fact that they were the perfect models in that they didn't move! It's an artist's dream!
The Huntington also has seemingly endless gardens, from desert landscapes to Japanese gardens. They even had an herb garden! I'm telling you, this place is paradise. Needless to say, I had a grand time taking pictures of my roommate.
Now for the library part. This may not be so interesting for everyone else, but for my roommate and I it was almost the best part. They have old manuscripts and really letters from influential people that are older then you, your parents, and your grandparents. We're talking George Washington old. If you're into old books, they have tons of original manuscripts of classic books. You can't touch them, but you can tough the glass and pretend you are like I did countless times. The old, rich people furniture was also very interesting. I say interesting because it's totally not my style, but then again, I'm not old or rich so what do I know.
Anyways, there is plenty more to see. They have an entire section dedicated to historical documents pertaining to the United States. They also have an entire building dedicated to the history of science, but that wasn't my cup of tea so I didn't document it. Sorry. They also have beautiful paintings everywhere, but I didn't photograph those because pictures never do them justice, so you'll have to go to the Huntington to see those. I will however leave this picture that I took of a sassy baby Jesus. You're welcome.