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Descanso Gardens
in La Canada


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Befindet sich nahe Pasadena  /  Close to Pasadena

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, Tel. 818-949-4200, www.descansogardens.org, Eintritt fuer Erwachsene USD 8, geoffnet taeglich von 9 bis 17 Uhr.
Entrance fee USD 8 adults, opened daily from 9am-5pm.
Das spanische Wort “Descanso” bedeutet Erholung. Descanso Gardens wird als die kleinere Version von dem in der Naehe liegenden “Huntington Library & Gardens” angesehen. Allerdings gibt es hier neben einigen Gaerten Waldstuecke, in denen man etwas hineinwandern kann.
In 1937 kaufte E. Manchester Boddy, Verleger des “Los Angeles Daily News”, das 64 Hektar Land auf dem sich nun Descansos Gardens befindet.
Hier befindet sich ein Museum, ein Geschaeft, ein Restaurant, Rosengarten (wunderschoen), japanischer Garten, eine Tram, die allerdings US $ 3/pP kostet, ein nicht so toll angelegter See, Waelder etc.
The spanish word “Descanso” stays for recovery. You can see “Descanso Gardens” as the smaller version to the nearby “Huntingont Library & Gardens”. But here you will find besides the gardens also parts considered as wood where you can have a nice walk.
E. Manchester Boddy a publisher of the “Los Angeles Daily News” bought 64 hectare of land on which you stand today and is called Descansos Gardens. You will also find here a museum, a shop, a restaurant, a rosen garden (very nice when it is blooming), a japanese garden, you can drive the tram which costs USD 3 per person, a small lake, woods etc.

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L a  J o l l a

at the South Coast just before San Diego


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Pictures from January 10, 2010

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Met an old lady here who was swimming in this cold sea. She told us that she was a professional swimmer
(she is the one in the pic below in the back, not the front one)

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poor baby, got yelled at...
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Mittagessen bei / Lunch at     Bar and Grill “Spot”, 1005 Prospect St, La Jolla
Untenstehendes Foto ist von einem grossen Poster (von 1963) was am Eingang des Restaurants haengt. Es ist nicht zu uebersehen aufgrund der Groesse und des witzigen Motivs. Nach dem Essen trafen wir sogar den Kuenstler vor dem Restaurant. Zufaelle gibts...

Picture below is from a poster (made 1963) hanging at the restaurant’s entrance. You cannot miss it due to its size and funny motiv. After lunch we ran into the artist itself. What a coincidence.

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Poppy Festival
in Lancaster, April 26, 2009


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In der Naehe von Lancaster befindet sich der kleine Park    Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve 
Hier ist es am Besten, dass man sich vorher mit einem Parkangestellten per e/Mail in Verbindung setzt, um sich zu erkundigen, ob noch die Mohnblumen bluehen. Ich bin trotz allem hingefahren und fand nur noch trockenes “Gestruepp” vor. Allerdings hatte ich mal Glueck, ein paar Mohnblumen aufzufinden.
Close to Lancaster is the small park    Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Please get in touch with one of the parks employees before visiting. You can ask them by e/mail if the poppies are blooming. I went to the park though I knew that I won’t get that lucky to find the whole park blooming. I just found some poppies. Everything else was dried out.

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June 8, 2013
Movie Location for Kill Bill from Quentin Terentino in Lancaster

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