The Getty Center

Up in the Santa Monica mountains are around 750 acres of land which The Getty Center was built on.  I've wanted to visit the museum for years, and I finally had the opportunity yesterday.

I didn't have my helicopter handy, so I borrowed this aerial shot off the Internet.  (Sorry it's so pixelated, but it will give you a feel for the sheer size of the place.)

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The Getty is about an hour drive north of where I live.  The views from The Getty Center are incredible.

Here's a shot I took looking towards Los Angeles:

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The air actually did get pretty clear as the day went on.  There was a lot of fog hanging around in the morning.  (And yes, morning fog often turns into afternoon smog in L.A.)

This next photo was taken out by the gardens.  I was having a, very, bad hair day, and I hate the unflattering shirt I was wearing, but I wanted proof I really was, finally, at The Getty.

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I like art and I enjoyed touring the different Pavilions, but I loved the architecture of the center most of all.  Because I love photography so much, I would have to say the Center for Photographs was my favorite exhibition. 

I could have spent hours and hours just wandering around The Getty photographing the buildings, the views, the gardens, the fountains, etc.

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There's something important I want all of you to know.  I took this next photo just so I could make something very clear.

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OK, you're probably tired of looking at photos ….

Here's the last one:

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There are fountains all over the place at The Getty Center and there are also, at least, three different spots to grab a bite to eat if you happen to get hungry while you're there.

I had fun.  It was a beautiful day in so many ways. 

I think I might make a trip back for another visit sometime in the fall.

© Twenty Four At Heart

10 Responses to “The Getty Center”

  1. Jack

    I live 20 minutes from The Getty and have never been. My kids have gone and want to go back. Keep saying that I will but haven’t made it yet.
    Now that I have seen your pix I suppose that I should make the effort.

  2. Maggie

    Oh that looks cool! Maybe if I ever make it over that way I’ll get a chance to go! Love the pics … your hair looks fine!

  3. Linda

    I never tire of your photos either. When I make my next pilgrimage to the West Coast I’ll have to make this a destination.

  4. Kristan

    Ahhh! The Getty Center is one of my FAVORITE places! Gorgeous. Thank you for reminding me. I haven’t been there in over a decade… Sigh.
    Also, love the sandals and the pants!

  5. Tami

    I think your really pretty. Nothing looks unflattering on you. I also can look at your photos for hours and never get tired of them!

  6. Michelle Pixie

    BEAUTIFUL! I want to go there with ou next time!
    And I don’t know what you are talking about…you look fantastic! Still cracking up over the naked lady…Hee Hee!

  7. Jason

    I know, it is so beautiful, isn’t it? I agree about liking the art but loving the architecture.
    Next, you need to try the Getty Villa in Malibu. You’ll love it.

  8. Priscilla-She's Cookin'

    You look great! I love the meticulously manicured maze shrubbery behind you too 🙂 Glad you finally made it to the Getty – it is a marvel and I haven’t been in several years. (BTW, your Del Mar 24 moment was hilarious!)

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