Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Huntington Gardens on Tuesday and...

Pretty music to follow.





Tuesday is the day the Huntington is closed to the public. In this single instance, I'm not the public.



I stepped over the barricade to pay my respects. "Mr. Huntington," I said, "there are worse ways to spend eternity."



Here's the tune, because the lotus are in bloom at the Huntington, though of course I have no photo to prove it.

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos!. As far as lotus, Echo Park would have them in bloom.. I remember the festival they had every year there... A lot of dragon boats and sugary whisker concoctions.. My girls were amazed at that place!.

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  2. That's a lovely piece of music. You're lucky being one of the in-crowd and allowed into the gardens on Tuesdays, when they must be so peaceful. You even got to strip off and stand in the middle of the pond.

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  3. Thanks for the music video, though it makes me crazy that I can't talk with such players and ask them questions they'd find moronic. For example, the two middle guys appear to be playing the same chord progression throughout for rhythm. Why do we need them both? Is it boring for them to play something so repetitive? Is it repetitive to them? Do they feel like drummers?

    The guy to our far right, what's he contributing? I can't hear his notes as they compete with the lead on our far left plus the two rhythm guitars (which seems an odd label for classical music).

    Did you check the fingernails on the right hand? That's one reason I never seriously considered trying classical guitar. Another is all them notes. Hell, there must be some 64th notes in there. Maybe 128ths. Another reason is that whatever I play, I play bad.

    So I really, really admire this.

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  4. Walking the frets.

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  5. What a beautiful place. Lucky you, not being "the public" in this instance.

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  6. What lovely photos! Such a beautiful, peaceful place. And you also provide music? What a fine blog hostess :-)

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  7. Ms M and all of you, don't leave without trying the avocado dip. It's my own secret recipe.

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  8. Did you break in...? *gasp* That would be so in keeping with the you I'm getting to know. *grin*

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  9. I don't go to live classical kinds of concerts very often as they always seem to lull me to sleep but I know I would enjoy these lively 4 fellows.

    Excuse me but I just have to ask: Bellis, did you go to the Noble Peace Prize ceremony? I would love to hear your thoughts on it if you did, especially if you saw Aung San Suu Kyi.

    I now return control of your blog to you, Miss Karin, my apologies all around.

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  10. Paula, I didn't go to the Peace Prize ceremony, which is held in Norway, just to confuse things. I went to the science and economy Nobel prize awards in Stockholm. I admire Aung San Suu Kyi very much. It must take great dedication to leave your children behind in England.

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  11. That's a very catchy accompaniment, KB. Cheerful, sunny and they're having a rollicking good time, just as the statues in your photos would have if they weren't ~ err, statues.

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  12. Wish I could be there instead of glued to my computer writing this crappy RFQ (request for qualifications).

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  13. No Carolynn. The only slightly suspect thing I did was climb over a little link fence to actually stand in the mausoleum. A mausoleum, by the way, that was designed by the architect of the Jefferson Memorial.

    (Anytime, Paula.)

    I loved watching them too, Shell. Banjo, if you search some of the other vids by this group, you'll see they each have an area of expertise.

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  14. For me, "...the lotus are in bloom at the Huntington, though of course I have no photo to prove it"

    is more satisfying than any lotus photo.

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  15. Love the shadow 'wheel' in the second photo. Interesting music. Fascinated by the fingering on the video. I gave up guitar lessons as a teen. My fingers revolted and demanded I switch to the smooth surfaces of the keyboard.

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  16. Ohhhhh Hiker! You hooked me on the LAGQ...I just ordered two CD's from Amazon!!! I'm already hooked on the Huntington! And jealous of your non-public status!!! I've always wanted to cavort in the gardens with all those beautiful statues!!!

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  17. Kathy, you beat me by one. I ordered via Amazon, too. And before I searched their vids, I thought, if only I could hear them play Farewell to Stromness. And lo and behold. It's not something that shows off all their flashy moves, but this just strikes something sweet in my soul: Farewell to Stromness

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  18. I love your gardens and the music K . I hope to see you all in the future, and let's just meet here again!
    V

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  19. Usually I fall for the geometrics, but this time my favorite is the very rom antic top photo.

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  20. I would correct my erratic typing, but I'm kind of taken with the typo.

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  21. You've invented something here. A story, a bit of drama, a play with stills and dialogue. I want more.

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  22. Can't believe you saw it. Sensed it? I was pretty sure that little bit of story boarding was in my head only.

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  23. What a treat to go to the Huntington on a crowd-free day. Thanks for thinking of your crowd though and offering up these beautiful photos.

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  24. The other suspect thing you did was standing naked in the lily pond.

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  25. Beautiful shots! The other day, I was taking the kids to a park and big sister asked me if we were going to "Karin's park with the Dr. Seuss garden." It made a big impression on her!

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  26. What a beautiful place!
    Love the music by "The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet".

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  27. You've captured some fine designs here.

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  28. Very nice looking place. In all my years in southern California, I've still not visited that place.

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  29. Lovely pics and music! I'm going to listen to it again.

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