Monday, May 28, 2012

Getty center

yesterday, saturday, we drove from san diego to los angeles to visit the getty center. sylvia and me had gone there last year already, but i was so impressed that tim had to see it too! it was very bright and sunny, a perfect day for some more hours in the car... ;) 
the getty center is situated on a hill and from many balconies from the 4 (or 3?) floor building you have an incredible view of los angeles and the ocean. it was built in 1997 and cost only 1.3 billion dollars.... it is a huge museum with lots of art, but just the building itself is already very impressive. the entrance fee is just 15 dollars per car regardless of the number of people... but well... mister getty owned 2 billion dollars at the time of his death, in 1976. we went to a photo exhibition of the work from herb ritts, an american fashion photographer who often shot in black and white. his photos really made an impression on me. you can take pictures of the human body, or you can make art of it.... and that is what he did.....so, if you are around los angeles; definitely go see the museum itself, as well as the exhibition! other than that, we walked around a bit aimlessly, which is not bad at all in this museum (just frustrating that we always seem to get lost in any museum...)
above, to the right you can see tim and sylvia enjoying the view.... the view from the terrace was endless yesterday, the sky was so clear, as opposed to last year when we were there.

9 comments:

Nellies said...

Never been there, but this looks great! Cool that you had an endless view, hope you made some great photos :-)

Wayne said...

The Getty is one of those museums where the building seems like a much bigger draw whatever the exhibitions happen to be.

The Malibu site is also worth a visit.

Admission is free if you arrive by transit.

Kay said...

I've heard good things about the Getty. But then, if you spend that much on a building I'd expect it to be a big wow.

Tim Berendsen said...

it was a beautiful building, especially from the inside. if there was no art at all, it would still have been worth going. the gardens are really nice as well, with elaborate landscaping, fountains and squares that complement the view.

Anonymous said...

thank you fort he great weekend. it was really really nice to spend time with you both...

liefs Sylvie

Jack said...

Hi, CaT. I haven't been here for a while. Looks like you are on another excellent road trip. It is smart of you to take advantage of your time in the States to see as much of this huge country as you can. I saw the old Getty Museum years ago but have not visited this new one. Look like you recommend it strongly!

NixBlog said...

It's a fantastic museum, I agree.

Rae Walter said...

What a wonderful road trip you are having CaT. Thanks also for the information about this place as have not been there and sounds like something not to be missed if at all possible. Will we now see B&W in the future?

Enjoy the remainder of your trip.

biebkriebels said...

Oh, that looks good, must be great to visit.