The Getty Center: Art, Architecture and Gardens Oh My!

Much to my surprise I found a “real” attraction in Los Angeles that doesn’t require a bank account to enjoy. Nothing intentionally fake, or glitzy. Solid entertainment.

While living in Southern California about 35 years ago I visited the Getty Museum, now called The Getty Villa. This second campus, The Getty Center opened in 1997, and I spent a day taking in some of the art, architecture, gardens, and wonderful views.

Parking is the only expense to enjoy this venue. After parking I took a tram up the mountain to the entrance.

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Tram run from parking facility to the entrance
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One of many outdoor sculptures
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Having some fun

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Visiting with my brother
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Barbara Hepworth’s Figure for Landscape
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That Profile by Martin Puryear

The only way to describe this place is VAST!  The architecture is large.1606_12_Getty_1000280

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The garden area seems to be part architecture in nature.

With the diverse nature of the flowers, I imagine that the look of the garden changes continuously.

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Combination water sculpture, garden area, and wishing well

 

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The architectural details astound from the inside. Looking down.

 

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Or looking up.
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The building frames the view of Los Angeles
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View of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean
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Another view looking out on the Getty Center and another garden
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There is a research center on this campus

The day is over, and the tram is ready to take us back to the parking garage

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Even the tram line pays attention to architecture and gardens
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Thinking about the beach, and so I sampled from the artist.

The art work inside included all genres, and from all time periods. Exhibits are constantly changing. To find out what is new there is a very complete website.  Should I find myself in the area I will make a return trip.

 

 

 

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