Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Vacation, Part 2: The Getty

So, I've been to Southern California maybe three times every year for the past ... 25 years? At least. And I'd never been to The Getty. So we asked Becky if she'd like to go, and the three of us headed up the morning after Christmas, which turned out to be the perfect day because it had rained on Christmas and the sky was as clear as ever. The museum is up on a hill with beautiful gardens and you can see the whole city - from the snow-capped mountains at Big Bear to the ocean to the city skyline. It was gorgeous. Not to mention the art. We saw photos of California (and Northern Nevada) from the 1850s to 1900s, and hundreds of years old Baroque paintings. There were many more exhibits we didn't have time to see. I think you could spend a week up there and not see everything.

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