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12 Southern California museums and cultural centers you can visit virtually

The entire state may be on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean people can’t visit museums and cultural institutions, at least virtually. In response to the stay-at-home order to fight the spread of the virus, several local institutions are offering a way to experience culture, art and science with new online programming. Much of the online programming is free, but donations to keep these institutions going are accepted. Here are a dozen places in Southern Califo...
Tags: Google, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Google Earth, Getty, Disneyland, Pacific, Google Cultural Institute, Chinese Garden

Harding Intsik in Manila

Harding Intsik, an obscure attraction inside Manila’s vast Rizal Park, is a Chinese garden designed and gifted decades ago by the Taiwanese government.  A set of postage stamps featuring two of the most notorious dictators in Asia–namely Philippines’s Ferdinand Marcos and Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek–commemorates the garden’s completion in 1967. Though not as splendid as Chinese gardens elsewhere, Harding Intsik incorporates the essential elements – zigzag bridge over pond, pavilions and corridors,...
Tags: Tea, Asia, China, Taiwan, Philippines, United Nations, Chinese Garden, Chinatown, Manila, Nationalist Party, China Taiwan, Chiang Kai shek, Planet Earth, Rizal Park, Ferdinand Marcos, Taichung Taiwan

How you can watch the restoration of the Huntington Library’s ‘Blue Boy’ in person

Even someone who’s artistic ability stops at stick figures can love “The Blue Boy.” Thomas Gainsborough painted this iconic portrait some 250 years ago, and it came to California in 1921 when Henry Huntington bought it for $728,000 (the highest price ever paid for a painting at that time.) Since then, Blue Boy has become one of the most iconic paintings in British and American history. Sandro Rivera when he was 3, and the Huntington Library’s “Blue Boy.” (Courtesy photo) It’s part of our fam...
Tags: California, Sport, Visual Arts, Museum, Soccer, Local News, Sandro, Monrovia, Chinese Garden, San Marino, HUNTINGTON, Huntington Library, Huntington Art Gallery, Thomas Gainsborough, Huntington Library Art Collections, Gainsborough

The Huntington Library ready to break ground on Chinese garden expansion

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced Wednesday that it is ready to begin the final phase of construction on its Chinese Garden now that the majority of the funding for the $23 million project is in place. Groundbreaking on the Liu Fang Yuan (Garden of Flowing Fragrance) project is set for Aug. 28, with construction expected to last for 18 months. Sign up for The Localist, our daily email newsletter with handpicked stories relevant to where you live. Subscribe...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Museum, Soccer, Local News, Chinese Garden, HUNTINGTON, Huntington Library, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Liu Fang Yuan Garden of Flowing Fragrance, Steve Hindle The Huntington

Ten Reasons to Visit Australia

Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world and, ironically, one of the most popular places to visit, especially among backpackers and budget travelers. Because of its distance from the US, not many Americans tend to visit Australia. The flights are long and expensive, and when you only have a few weeks of travel, wasting a few days flying probably doesn’t make sense to a lot of travelers. Nevertheless, here are a few reasons to save up your vacation time and brave that long vent...
Tags: Travel, Australia, US, Queensland, Sydney, Adelaide, Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Perth, East Coast, Pacific, Western Australia, Cairns, Litchfield, Chinese Garden, Uluru

Renovated Beijing factory gets new life with an elegantly-integrated Zen garden

After several renovations since the original construction of this Beijing factory, an extensive overhaul has breathed new life into the building - literally. He Wei Studio / 3andwich Design renovated the building with a beautiful Zen garden gracefully integrated into the structure in order to convey the essence of the traditional Chinese private garden. Modern office workers can immerse themselves in a calming, natural environment, no matter how stressful the day gets. The original factory, b...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Green Building, Panasonic, Chinese Garden, Green Renovation, Green Architecture, Office Space, Inner Courtyard, Wei, Meditation Room, Factory Renovation, Ramps And Walkways

5×5: Los Angeles

All the best hangouts, in all the best cities, from the locals who know…  First stop on next week’s FP Lets Move tour — Los Angeles! After a day full of meditation and potion sampling, consider treating yourself the way the locals do. We reached out to five Free People employees from the LA area to give you in the in’s and out’s of all their favorite spots. Erica Contreras: Los Angeles District Visual Manager @_iamerica_ The Broad –  221 S. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012  The n...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Texas, Shopping, California, Adventure, La, US, Los Angeles, Paul Mccartney, Warren, Venice, Pasadena, Valencia, Chinese Garden, Jeff Koons

Thursday, Oct. 13 Filming Locations for Lucifer, Chicago Fire, SVU, Homeland, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Thursday. Oct. 13: Filming in British Columbia TV Series: Lucifer Stars: Tom Ellis Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown (Vancouver) Credit: ‏@WhatsFilming Filming in California TV Series: Bones Stars: David Boreanaz Location: FOX Studio, Los Angeles Be sure to check Twitter throughout the day for more updates, too! Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago Fire Stars: Taylor Kinney Location: 160 N LaS...
Tags: New York, Movies, California, Chicago, James Franco, Mariska Hargitay, Illinois, Claire Danes, Chinese Garden, Priyanka Chopra, Taylor Kinney, Tom Ellis, Sophia, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, Sun Yat

What Is Mid-Autumn Festival and Where To Celebrate in Singapore

Held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival – also known as Mooncake Festival – was traditionally a ritual to worship the Gods. Today, the event is widely celebrated by Chinese communities all over the world and is even a public holiday in China. It is also during this period where the moon is the brightest and roundest. The Mid-Autumn Festival has evolved tremendously over the years; it is now a cultural norm for businesses to exchange mooncakes an...
Tags: China, Singapore, Anthropology, Editorial, Chinese Garden, Chinatown, Mongols, Kreta Ayer Square, Contributor, Hui Jun Ng

7 Events That Are Taking Place In Singapore This September 2016

In the blink of an eye, we are diving into the final quarter of 2016. September is almost here and we hope you are pumped up for the line-up of exciting events for the month. Treat yourselves to a spectacular night at the Singapore F1 Night Race, stuff yourselves silly during Mid-Autumn Festival, learn to craft a lantern, catch your favourite idols Jay Chou and The Simple Plan live, and/or party like there’s no tomorrow at Ultra Music Festival Singapore etc. Here are 7 Events to Check out in Si...
Tags: Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Ap, Anthropology, Kylie Minogue, Wikimedia, Editorial, Chinese Garden, Chinatown, National Stadium, Jay Chou, Marina Bay Street, Contributor, Esplanade

Rizal Park

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Tags: Travel, Garden, Usa, History, War, Park, Philippines, Tourism, Colonialism, Francis, Memorial, Chinese Garden, Colonial, Manila, Rizal Park, Freemason