The site was originally the private home of Henry Huntington, a major businessman of the early 20th century, so there are buildings interspersed in between the gardens instead of one giant art complex. The Huntington's 1911 Beaux Arts mansion is now the main art gallery, and it's lovely wandering from building to building through the gardens. We were there for about 4 hours and probably only got through half of galleries and gardens - and we were hurrying!
There were loads of people who were interested in how we were dressed, and we were surprised at how many people knew we were wearing 30s/40s styles. Not a single flapper or 50's comment! (Although we did overhear one "Night at the Museum" reference in the art gallery, which I thought was pretty funny.)
Sitting on the bridge in the Shakespeare Garden
Lauren is working hard to avoid my hat! It kept banging into anyone who came near, but it was great for keeping the sun away!
Sitting in front of the Judy Garland roses.
Chris and me in the Rose Garden.
Walking from the Rose Garden to the Mansion/Art Gallery.
Sitting on the back railing of the mansion.
The boys relaxing on the porch. Any minute now, a mummy is going to rise from the tomb behind them.
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