|Clipped Hedges in the garden at the Banning House|
This weekend, I was able to pay a visit to the Banning Museum in Wilmington, near the Port of Los Angeles. The museum was throwing a "Victorian Christmas" event, with a horse-drawn trolley, period dancing, hot cider and snacks, and general holiday cheer.
Phineas Banning was a 19th-century Los Angeles businessman, specifically involved in transportation, freighting, and the stage coach industry. His drive to establish a world-class port in Los Angeles was instrumental in laying the groundwork from which the city would grow into a major center of global commerce.
|Victorian dancing, featuring the Yesteryears Dancers|
The Banning House is now a museum, showcasing California Victorian style and culture. It's an interesting place to visit. And the hot cider was a nice touch. ;-)
Here are a few more images from the Banning Museum.
|View of the Banning House from the northeast, overlooking the sunken patio|
|Detail from the wrought-iron fence, a cluster on corn ears|
|Carriages on display within the barn|
And here are a couple vids: