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Repost of Walk Like an Egyptian ( Using Thumbnails )

bearstate
14 years ago

This is the 4th in a series of 4 photo tours of Public California Garden Spots in the Silicon Valley Area. It is being reposted here using thumbnails to satisfy demand for viewing by folks who have only dial-up modems and were unable to tolerate loading photo links to photobucket.com.

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Somebody had mentioned San Jose's Rosecrucian Museum and Gardens in a post I made about San Juan Bautista as I was in the process of setting up my move from BKF to SJO and I followed up on that suggestion today.

There's actually a lot to see and do at the Rosecrucian Museum and if you go, be prepared to spend a good part of the day there. There are several buildings, including the museum proper and a planetarium. There's a temple and a research library, an administrative building and several smaller buildings, some of which don't allow general public access. Also, if you go, be prepared to be surrounded by young school kids on field trips. This place is a school field trip magnet. If you get there early however, you might be able to have the grounds to yourself for a while. But it won't last long.



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Let's go inside ...



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The following is not the mummy of a man, but instead, a baboon. The Egyptians liked to take pets and livestock in mummified form with them, to the afterlife.



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I didn't take pics of everything, just enough to give an idea of what's inside. There's much more to see.



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Ok, wake up dude. Find a park bench or something ...



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Does it look like Blue Jacaranda?



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The gardens have lots of palms, Fishtails and Washys mostly and many Banana Plants which are now in these Winter months, pruned back.



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Check out these ... I've noticed that Yucca Elephantipes grows very well in San Jose and these pics should leave no doubt in anyone's mind ...



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So ends another photo tour in my new surrounds. Keeping with the motif of this little sojourn, I looked for someplace Ptolemeic to dine at and was happy to find an old favorite was still down on Bascom Ave., just south of the Pruneyard in Campbell ...



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Yiassoo everyone! Yiassoo!




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Let's go inside ...



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The following is not the mummy of a man, but instead, a baboon. The Egyptians liked to take pets and livestock in mummified form with them, to the afterlife.



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I didn't take pics of everything, just enough to give an idea of what's inside. There's much more to see.



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Ok, wake up dude. Find a park bench or something ...



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Does it look like Blue Jacaranda?



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The gardens have lots of palms, Fishtails and Washys mostly and many Banana Plants which are now in these Winter months, pruned back.



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Check out these ... I've noticed that Yucca Elephantipes grows very well in San Jose and these pics should leave no doubt in anyone's mind ...



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So ends another photo tour in my new surrounds. Keeping with the motif of this little sojourn, I looked for someplace Ptolemeic to dine at and was happy to find an old favorite was still down on Bascom Ave., just south of the Pruneyard in Campbell ...



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Yiassoo everyone! Yiassoo!

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