The Getty Center

Weekends are a precious thing for most people, and this seems to be no different in Los Angeles. They might even seem a bit more important out here as it seems most everybody works a sixty plus hour work week. In any case, I decided to explore a little culture on my first weekend in Hollywood.

The Getty Center

There are many museums in Los Angeles from the weird and eccentric to the more traditional. Perhaps the best known is the Getty Center, and it definitely lives up to the hype. I had a great time and highly recommend it.

If you can, I recommend taking a short tour with a docent to learn about the architecture of the museum. It’s pretty impressive and this picture only shows a small portion of the buildings:

As you can see, there is also a large central garden, which is an experience to itself. The plants and flowers are great as well as another informational tour about the garden. The garden is a great place for pictures.

I also hear that they have art at the Getty. I guess I missed that part. I suppose that’s what all those people were doing inside the buildings. My focus was a bit distracted with the amazing outdoor views.

Looks like I’ll just have to go back and see those da Vinci sketches some other time. Fortunately, the museum is free. You just have to pay for parking.

I should go back anyway to check in on my new friend:

Getty Grasshopper

He’s a surprisingly talkative fellow. I just wish I could understand him better through his thick German accent. If you run into him in the Getty Garden, be sure to introduce yourself.


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