Explore the beautiful gardens of Crystal Hermitage and Ananda Village.

Join Erin Thiem, owner of Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground, Kial James, Nevada City Scenics and Mai Lee, Crystal Hermitage Marketing Manager and Ananda resident for a private photo walk of Ananda Village and Crystal Hermitage Gardens.

Enjoy plenty of photographic opportunities during this private event. The blooms should be amazing this time of year, bring your camera or smart phone to capture the beauty. Tickets will be limited to 50 participants only, so pre-purchase early. Once we’ve met our limit of 50, tickets will no longer be sold for this private Photo Walk.

Enjoy winding pathways, beautiful architecture of the little stone Chapel, Moksha Mandir, hand carved Indian furniture, Italian paintings and sculptures from round the world, and as well as Nevada County’s most vivid gardens of tulips and more. With over 17,000 tulips including 111 Dutch tulip varieties, this walk will be one to remember.

Named one of the “most spectacular buildings in Nevada County” this photo walk will give you a chance to photograph the newly built Temple of Light at Ananda Village, a 500 seat temple of all religions, the third of similar temples built in the world.

The Photo Walk will wind down while we take in an epic expansive view of the mountains beyond at sunset. If you’re a night photographer hang out for a solo night to capture a fantastic expansive shot of the Milky Way.

Kial James, the photographer behind Nevada City Scenics (NCS). I aim to shoot picturesque scenes of downtown, small towns, surrounding areas and as you’ll see, much more. I love to capture the heart and soul of this small town in Northern California. My muse is the queen herself, the Yuba River. I take inspiration and solace from her, in return, I showcase her incredible beauty to the world for all to see our little slice of heaven and home.

Located in Nevada City, California, we are a small foothill, gold-rush era town; turned eccentric, thriving, organic farming, green producing-derringer-pistol shaped county. Just 60 minutes east of Lake Tahoe. Hope you enjoy the scenics. Oh, if you’ve read this far, thank you, as a small artist, it’s great to get support.

Erin Thiem, owner of Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground co-host of the Nevada City Photo Walks with Kial James. Erin’s blog, InnSide Nevada City spotlights things to do in the Nevada City area on a weekly basis, while curating the Visit Nevada City Instagram feed with daily visuals of Nevada City and surrounding areas. A passionate visual storyteller who loves capturing and sharing her community with locals and visitors to the area. The two friends have been co-hosting photos walks for the last 5 years and encouraging folks to connect with other photo happy individuals all over Nevada County.