August 15, 2013

getty villa

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a few weekends ago, i went to the getty villa in malibu with my mom and aunt. the getty center in brentwood is probably one of my favorite museums and though the collection here at the villa isn't my kind of art (mostly statues and antiquity), it is still a beautiful place to visit and explore. it was designed after the ruins of an italian villa and the builders paid meticulous attention to detail making sure everything was like the original, down to the plants and tiles used. we also took a tour of the herb garden, the only place on the grounds not based on the original villa, which was a fascinating experience because we got to see the kinds of herbs, fruits and vegetables that would have been grown in ancient times. i even got to pick a peach :)

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! I agree that the Getty Center is a truly great museum, but there's something to be said for the Roman experience at the villa. You captured some stunning images!



Anonymous said...

Lovely pics. Not like any museum I've seen. The pool is really a beauty.

Anonymous said...

Mighty fine photos girl! I personally love both Getty museums because of their diversity but I know what you mean. I didn't get to pick any fruit :(. Lucky!

JaneA said...

These photos are gorgeous! I was in LA a few years ago, and I so wanted to see the getty villa, but they were renovating it at the time and it was closed. Now I live so far away (Cape Town) that I'm not sure when I'll next get the chance to visit LA! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures, and so that I can live vicariously through you! :-)

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