When we moved back to California, Matt and I said that we wanted to treat Los Angeles with a tourist point of view: try new things, visit museums, and explore all aspects of the city. Truthfully, we haven’t been doing very well with this goal. But since our time in the Los Angeles area is limited, I want to start making it a priority. Last week we finally checked off an item from our Los Angeles bucket list when we adventured out to The Getty Center for a friend’s birthday picnic.
The Getty Center
The Getty Center grounds are absolutely beautiful. It features stunning architecture, lush gardens (where we set up our little picnic), and beautiful views. The gardens, made up of more than 500 varieties of plant material, are a great place for a picnic, to read a book, or roll down some hills (slash hope that people rolling down hills don’t hit you). The artwork featured in the museum is obviously another highlight. The top floor displays paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance and Impressionist periods. While that is beautiful, I prefer the photographs featured on the bottom floor of the museum. The Getty is currently showing a special selection of Ansel Adams photographs that are gorgeous.