Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Visit to the Getty Center

I can't think of a better thing to do on a lovely Saturday afternoon in L.A. than to take in some art at the Getty. If you haven't been there you owe it to yourself to take the time and go. Admission is free but they get $10 from you for parking. For that lofty sum you also get a ride from the parking garage to the museum at the top of the hill (3/4 mile) in a tram. It's not Disneyland, but it's a nice ride.

When you get to the top the buildings themselves are a work of art and well worth the trip. The fountains and gardens, as well as the sculpture gardens are as good as they come. The view from various balconies can be spectacular, the best in LA, if the weather is clear. Today wasn't one of those days,but the fog across the valley created a feeling of being isolated on top of the hill and that was fun too. It's nice sometimes to imagine L.A. just disappearing!

I won't subject you to my photos as they can not possibly do justice to the place. It's a must see in L.A.

Favorite's today: Photography by Paul Outerbridge. I won't try to describe it, but I will say the man knows his desserts. Check it out on your own.

The Impressionist Gallery - Always my favorite place. I love Renoir's La Promenade, Monet's Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, Van Gogh's Irises and Pissaro's Landscape.

I could go on and on, but alas I'm afraid this is becoming boring. Check my list of links for the Getty Center website.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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