April 2, 2011

The Getty in Winter

My sister and I visited The Getty Center in Los Angeles in February.  I realized that I hadn't shared any pictures.  I only took a few pictures this year, and they are taken from the garden.  I've visited a few times over the years, and it is a must see if you are in LA.  The beautiful buildings are constructed from stone taken from the same quarry as the stone that built St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.  The artwork housed in the buildings is extraordinary, and there are usually special exhibits as well.  There are places to eat, from a full meal to just a snack.  The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and docent tours are available.   I have also visited the museum in Malibu which is beautiful too, but The Getty Center in LA is my favorite of the two.