One of the reasons that I wanted to visit the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose California was because of the unique architecture of the buildings and the gardens around the museum.
Unfortunately, my visit on December 5th was on the heels of six days straight of rain in parched northern California.
The gardens had taken quite a beating from mother nature's deluge. The grounds were just a bit disheveled from the watery hammering they had taken but, the groundskeepers were busy cleaning up the fallen leaves and branches.
All of the buildings were carefully designed to look like different Egyptian temples. The one above is designed like the Temple of Dendera while the museum (top photo) is designed like the Temple of Amon at Karnak.
The entrance above invites the visitor to step into the garden area and enjoy the quiet paths that lead all around the property.
I'll post more about this place next Sunday!