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Photo essay: The most beautiful garden I've ever seen

by Jahanshah Javid
Huntington Library's Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, Southern California, is breathtaking. I tend to throw that word around a lot. But I don't know what other word I can use to best describe the collection of plants, trees, flowers... at this magical place. The Rose Garden is everyone's obvious favorite. You don't know how many times I said "magnificent", "wow", "so bloody beautiful", "amazing". I couldn't shut up! The Chinese and Japanese gardens were OK but the Bonsai trees were incredible works of art. But the most spectacular part is the Desert Gardens. So many varieties, in so many colors, in so many weird shapes, as if they are from another planet. I went nuts! I'm eternally grateful of my friend Mojgan for bringing me here. If you live in the area, you must see it sometime. If not, enjoy the pictures.

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Arash Monzavi-Kia

Az dour del mibareh Az jelo zahreh

by Arash Monzavi-Kia on

Majid jon - The postcard Canadian fall or winter is lovely, but only from a distance! Don't believe me; ask Souri jaan.

When the first leaves turn to yellow or red, I mourn inside for the parting summer, and dread in fear of the approaching winter.

Sarma Tarseh Canada Neshin: Arash M-K


I see what you mean!

by Iranian Reader (not verified) on

This really is amazing -- like the portrait gallery you featured a while ago. I would not have known about either place if it weren't for you! Thanks man, appreciate it.


Arash M.K.

by Majid on

That's exactly how we feel here in So. Calif. whenever you guys post pictures of beautiful fall colors from Northwest or Northeast...LOL

So....een be oon dar my friend!



Jahanshah jan

by Mojgan- (not verified) on

I am the one who has to thank you for visiting our neck of the woods. I've been here a long time and went to the library for the first time last week! all thanks to you :-) Visiting the place with you was a treat, you have an artistic eye and a true appreciation for beauty which is contagious!
I hope you have a lot of fun during your trip down to Chihuahua and that you share all your nice pictures with your friends.

Please do stop by again on your trip back home


Arash Agha

by Souri on

Where do you live in Canada ?

I live in Montreal and we don't have snow yet (thanks God)

Don't tell me you are in Manitoba (?)

Arash Monzavi-Kia

Baba bas kon digheh :-)

by Arash Monzavi-Kia on

بابا بس کن دیگه!

ما این جا داریم برف پارو می‌‌کنیم.

این عکسات اعصاب همه کانادایی‌ها رو خط خطی‌ کرده!


Hey dude, you've lost weight!

by Midwesty on

It reminded me of Atlanta's botanical garden. Thanks!


It is indeed beautiful!

by gol-dust on

it is a very beautiful garden indeed. I guess it is hard not to revisit it after looking at your photos!


The husk of my heart.

by Francesco Sinibaldi (not verified) on

In the heaven,
near a beautiful
clapping, I
hear a voice:
a spirit appears
in the shade
of a Chapel
and everything
shines on the
side of your

Francesco Sinibaldi


absolutely beautiful

by IRANdokht on

I bet the rose garden looks even nicer and more fragrant when it's the right season for all these roses to bloom!  The desert garden was just amazing, very nice pictures JJ! It almost felt as if I were there too! :0)

Have fun and keep updating everyone with pictures of the great places you visit.




Amazing garden..

by Souri on

JJ jan, khosh be halet ! Har ja ke hasti, khosh bashi. Yaade ma ham bash. Have great party tomorrow too :O)