The Getty Center
September 16, 2010 Comments Off on The Getty Center
Drew will tell you, I’ve been wanting to go to the Getty Center ever since I moved to California. I’ve seen photos and I wanted to know if it’s really as gorgeous there as the pictures say. Since I had to go up to LA to pick up my visa for my upcoming trip to China, I decided this was as good a time as any to finally go to the Getty. It did not disappoint. I loved it! We arrived just before 2pm and stayed until it closed at 5:30pm. I could have been there all day. Next time, I will definitely give myself more time.
First, we looked at the exhibits. There was a cool one on old texts (so elaborate!). Then, we saw an exhibit on how some sculptures were made. I don’t have pics, but who knew it was so complicated? My favorite two exhibits was one on the painter on Gerome, who was a french painter that painted in a style that made his paintings look like photographs. It was so amazing! From a few feet away, I really wouldn’t have been able to tell whether they were photos or paintings. My other favorite was a photography exhibit on photojournalists. It’s truly amazing how photographs can capture emotions.
The best part of the Getty, though, I must say, is on the outside. It sits on a hill and the view is beautiful. The architecture is gorgeous and the gardens are beautiful. There were so many interesting angles, everywhere I looked, I wanted to take another pictures. There is a wonderful terrace where you can sit and eat and enjoy the view. There are also large lawns where next time, I will be sure to bring a picnic. All in all, Drew and I had an amazing time and I absolutely recommend everyone to go.