Monday, April 25, 2011

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I took a couple of days off from work last week, and went traipsing all over tarnation with my camera.  Stop number one was The Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. I could go on and on about how gorgeous it was, but I'll just let the photos speak for themselves.

My apologies for the photo onslaught. I took over 400 photos when I was there (and I had to take them in a hurry, as tour guides have an agenda and DO NOT want to wait for you to futz around trying to get great shots). HELLO!?!??! 400+ shots in less than 2 hours?!  I am such a loon! I love taking pictures. Love it. What I do NOT love is uploading 400 photos to Flickr and/or editing 400 photos. I just can't be bothered with the editing process on 400 shots! ARGH! It is too much! So I think I need to either try to take less shots and better shots, or get more patient. Or something!
Anywhoo, if you are into gardens and pretty things, this is a nice place to check out. Click here for more info and to make a tour reservation.



Caroline said...

Holy moly! These are gorgeous. I want to dive into that pool. 400+ photos? are crazy :)

love jenny xoxo said...

WOW!! That place is amazing gorgeous!!! Seriously, can I live there?!?! Great now I realize my house sucks!


kimbirdy said...

what a gorgeous estate! of course, i wouldn't expect anything less in beverly hills. do you think they need tenants? ;)

Dancing Branflake said...

These photos are fabulous! I love that you took 400 pictures. It shows your obsessive side that I think is so fabulous.

Lorena said...

Hey you, yeah the pale lady, you.... haha
this is perfection to me: AN OLD HOUSE surrounded by gorgeous nature ??! you've got to be kidding.
BTW, if I had visited this place with my grandmother I guarantee you that she would have stolen one of those oranges...

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful photos@ What a lovely way to spend the day.
I'm so sorry it's been a while since I stopped by for a visit. I always enjoy my time at your lovely blog. Big Hugs!
Oh I almost forgot, I'm having a giveaway to win a gorgeous dress. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner for a visit.
( following you with my old and new account)

Claire Kiefer said...

Your photos are beautiful anyway! That twisted tree is something else. I think it's inspiring that you spend time as a tourist in your own city. I generally only do that when I have visitors in town, but it's a good way to remind yourself that where you live is amazing.

I've never had a fancy camera and gosh--you're right--so expensive! Maybe one day. ;)

Down and Out Chic said...

oh so pretty. i need to take a couple of days off and go traipsing somewhere, anywhere! i really like the photo of the twisted tree trunk. i've never seen one like that.

TK Kerouac said...

I want to live there!

formerlyonlyamovie said...

What an amazing place! I have the same Canon point and shoot and I generally get as good or better shots from it than my DSLR.

Fashionistable said...

Well done for editing down to these. You can tell by the shots you loved the place. Thank you for sharing it is beautiful. Xxxx

Kathryn said...

The pics turned out great! What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing all of these with us:)

anita said...

damn those are good pictures.
the hot pink flowers dripping over the light pink wall is my favorite. i'd love it blown up really big and hung on my wall.

Kitty Stampede said...

WOWZA!!! Awesome Shots, Woman! I think you would quit your job right now and become a photographer...seriously. the angles and composition of your photos are flipping gorgeous.

I am like you, I take a bazillion shots too. and what is also hilarious I have the SAME CAMERA!!!!!! lolol. I looove taking photos but I wish I had a better camera but you can still take killer shots with a basic..for sure. I never have the extra boneage to splurge on a crazy dslr...but will someday, somday.....sigh....

That place looks gorgeous, looks like you had fun!!!

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Holy cow! Stunning!!! Damn, everyone is a professional photographer these days.:) Seriously amazing photos. Personally, I like using the 'not so professional' cameras. Someone would have to give me a shot of patience for me to want to learn to take real photos, 'cause I hate reading manuals. I will usually end up breaking something due to my stubbornness and refusal to read an instructional manual. Enjoyed the post!

Marisa said...

Soooo when can I move in??? Hhaha, hope you had a great time off work!

p.s. you said tarnation...hahaha.

Kellie said...

Beautiful! That twisted tree is awesome!

I too would like to upgrade my camera but I'm w/ you in saying HOT DAMN they are expensive! Someday hopefully! I could have written the whole part about snapping photos and then hating editing. I take SO many friggin pictures of Charlie and then uploading and editing them sucks. Oh well.

bananas. said...

dang overload!!! but you know what...i'm LOVING it!!!

don't worry, you'll get your fancy shmancy camera one day. if i ever upgrade i can sell you mine. it's not a d5000 but "it gets the job done" ;)

ps. thank GOD monday is over. GOD.

Pretty Little World said...

Oh my... can I have a house like that? Plus someone to do all of the gardening for me. Because, you know, that's a lot of greenery.

Christi said...

Your not so fancy camera took some amazing photos!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

YOU DID A great job with your camera! these shots are gorgeous! All the prettiest blogs make me hate my surroundings when I look at them, and this did just that so I think you're doing well! hha. I would love to explore here@

Jessica said...

Awesome pictures. So did anyone fall in your lap on the outing?

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great pictures and what a serene place (noted for next trip to LA)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lara said...

nope, you have to take a ton of shots. that's all there is to it unfortunately.

Love the pics!! If you're ever in Richmond in Spring/Summer, you have to check out Maymont Park. You would love it!

blueviolet said...

Wow, you are GOOD! Those pictures are magnificent. I would LOVE to see those gardens in person now.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Great photos! I love the pool. We are having total rain here in Ohio, so that shit looks inviting.

Love you,


Stacy Conner said...

Never even heard of that place! Think I must go now. And I hear you on editing photos! After one wedding it was about 1300... thought I would die! Took three weeks to get it down to about 350 to show.
You'll love it when you get an SLR camera. Make sure you check out Canons too (I"m a Canon girl myself) ;)

krista said...

good lord, woman. this is here in la? i need to get out more.
and i want to crawl inside each one of your pictures and bite their cheeks.

SabinePsynopsis said...

400 photos in 2 hours?!?!? I don't think I take so many in a year. But heck, so pretty, pretty, pretty!

Martina Rosenberg said...

Absolutley wonderful. The garden AND your pictures ! Thank you for the virtual trip to this tropical abundance. I just fell in love with the stairs which include the tiny "waterfalls". Darling !
Have a great Summer there !

Haute World said...

This is stunning. Looks like the perfect getaway and your pictures are amazing so no need for the excuses! I'd love to visit, despite my dislike for the Beverly Hills snobbery ;-)

vint junky said...

This is so beautiful! I'd very much like to set up camp and live there. Infact i think it's my right to reside somewhere as pretty as this ;)

Re: the camera. Yes my bro has the powershot and it's a fantastic. I just have a crappy 4 year old Nikon D40x, BUT i used the money i was saving for a D90 to buy a couple of prime lenses instead and it was money well spent. I don't regret it one bit (for now!)


Regina said...

These pictures are amazing! I would have never guessed they were taken with a powershot- well done! I have a canon powershot g10 and my pictures are shit- I just don't know how to use it very well yet.