Mar 19 2017

Huntington Library


Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd,
San Marino, CA 91108

It was established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927), an American railroad magnate and collector of art and rare books. The endowment is $411 million (as of June 30, 2013). 3 art collections (libraryAmerican) and four gardens:

  1. Desert Garden
  2. Japanese Garden
  3. Chinese Garden (Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園)
  4. Other gardens (rose, etc.)

The admission is $25, same as with NY Botanical Garden.

   

 

 

 

 

 


Mar 19 2017

Other gardens

Huntington Library

   


Mar 19 2017

Chinese Garden (Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園)

Huntington Library

   

 


Mar 19 2017

Japanese Garden

Huntington Library

       

 


Mar 19 2017

The library

@ Huntington Library, Los Angeles.

  

The beauties


Mar 19 2017

American art collection

@ Huntington Library, Los Angeles.

   


Mar 19 2017

Monterey Park

Shopping in local supermarket in Monterey Park (50% population is Chinese), on the 8 miles east of downtownLos Angeles. This area is known as another Chinatown, only bigger, miles on end.  Off the W Garvey Avenue, I spotted men playing chess and poker games on the ground. My goodness, can’t they find a table?

  


Mar 19 2017

Din Tai Fung in LA


400 S Baldwin Ave., Unit 231
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 446-8588

Ding Taifeng or DTF has a few eateries in US – on the west coast tho, none in New York. This one is located in Westfield Mall in Arcadia. It looks pretty good, open with no long line = not much of waiting, on a Sunday, which is new to me. The foods are decent as usual. Juicy xiao long bao is great. We tried red bean buns this time, which are delicious with thin skin/wrap. My classmate who lunched with us said the owner of the DTF is her client/friend. I was going to bring a banner to protest but forgot – so no DTF in New York for the time being. She said DTF is family owned, into the third generation.