Sunday, September 22, 2013

GETTY CENTER














We took this daytrip excursion with the La Jolla Community Center.  They provided a small van for a group of 8 of us.
            The Getty Center hilltop site in the Santa Monica Mountains has views of Los Angeles that reach as far as the Pacific Ocean and the san Gabriel Mountains.
            Visitors arrive at a tram station and enter from a set of steps that lead to the main rotunda building.  Travertine panels cover the walls of the buildings and many of the exterior surfaces are made of glass allowing light to the galleries with shades that adjust the light. There are five two story pavilions with numerous galleries showcasing the large collections.
             The J. Paul Getty Museum houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts and decorative arts. 
Monet
           
                      

Monet

Monet

Early Monet

Before trial by Abraham Solomon


After trial by Solomon

Joseph turner

French 18th century

French 18th century
Central garden



            Outside there is a central garden, sculpture garden and a cactus garden.
            

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