Day 108 of 365 Things To Do In Pasadena is focused on romance. Okay, I know that it is not Valentine’s day, however, there are some places that scream romance and are perfect spots to get away to with your special someone.
I wanted to start with the Azalea filled Japanese Garden and it’s lovely red bridge at the Langham Hotel.
Tucked away beyond The Picture Bridge (see below), just steps from the famed Langham Dining Room and hidden away from the pool is the Japanese Garden. It was established in 1911 by William Hertrich who also designed San Marino’s Huntington Library gardens. Many a wedding has taken place here and many a bride has crossed the red bridge to take her vows. It is truly a remarkable place.
Private and intimate, it has an almost mystical beauty about it. Take a moment for reflection and enjoy the terraced ponds with gently flowing waterfalls. It is truly amazing…
The Picture Bridge has gotten its name due to the paintings of the California scenes that you can find throughout it. Built in 1913 and scenes painted by Frank Moore in 1932, The Picture Bridge is surely a historical treasure and deserves a leisurely stroll in itself.
Oh… and when you’re there, don’t forget to check out The Langham Spa!
Picture Bridge courtesy of A writers Afoot
The Langham Hotel
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
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