July 30th, 2008

California by Fritters

Picture Post: Arcadia Arboretum


Another part of our continuing series of blog posts where I show off why you ought to live in/visit California. Seriously, I ought to get a kickback from the tourism board.

Today's subject is the Arboretum of Los Angeles County. For those who aren't in the know (or in the care), dictionary.com lists an arboretum as "a plot of land on which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display." Basically, it's a park with a lot of different plants, although this one is really more than that.

They have a LOT of different things filmed there. You've seen the place over and over before, you just don't know it. They have areas that specialize in the plants of different continents, so if you're shooting a movie about China, you film in the Asia area, or if you're doing a Brazil Jungle film, you go to the South America section.

There's also history and stuff, but mainly, we looked at plants and animals.

The week before school started thudpucker, Karen Anderson, my mom and I headed off to spend a day there.

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