Friday, March 08, 2013
A Visit to The Getty Museum...
First of all I'd like to ask if anyone else is having weird problems with Blogger. When I go to my blog the entire middle section where all the posts are written shakes like it's nervous! It moves up and down and frankly makes me nauseous to look at it. I've noticed on other blogs that sometimes different sections are shaking. What is going on! I tried contacting Blogger...what a joke. I hope my blog is not shaking when you visit. I've checked it on both my computers and it shakes but when I used my son's computer and used his login for Google my blog looked fine. Very weird!
I mentioned a couple of days ago that we visited The Getty Museum.
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I had been there many years ago but they did a huge ($275 million) renovation a few years ago and it's fantastic. The weather was not the best that day so many of the outdoor photos are a bit gloomy looking. I want to go back when it's warmer so we can really see the grounds because they're amazing. They have a large underground parking structure and a tram that takes you right up to the museum.
These are the steps leading up to the main entrance as you arrive...
The stone that's on the steps is everywhere outside. There must be thousands and thousands of huge stone tiles used to cover the walkways and outdoor areas.
Many of the buildings are made of the same stone...it's everywhere.
There weren't a lot of flowers blooming yet
but these were showing their bright colors...bird of paradise.
I'm not sure what kind of trees these are but they look interesting.
This was a small food court area.
I'm sure this looks pretty in summer with the vines...
but that day the vines were bare and not green.
Inside the main entrance...more stone and huge overhead windows.
Light was streaming in from everywhere.
This is a scale model of the entire complex...
And this is the first piece of art you see inside.
As you leave the main entrance building
there is a huge open courtyard.
There are fountains...
and little seating areas scattered all around.
Unfortunately it was very windy and chilly
when we were there.
If you get the chance and like museums I'd say this would be one to visit. I have a few photos from inside the museum that I'll share another day. I didn't take too many. They are fairly strict about photos and in fact, I took one photo that was in an area where they weren't allowed! I was reprimanded!! Also some of the photos didn't come out due to the dim lighting they use for some of the displays...mostly to help preserve them.
And finally...here's a photo of me and HB
That's all for now............