July 23, 2010

the getty center | out & about in LA

We love museum tours - did the garden tour and the exhibition tour on The Spectacular Art of Jean Leon Gerome. Fun day, but so much to see in one day. Will have to go back.

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So many lovely outdoor seating areas.
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The garden was designed by Robert Iwrin. Names he engraved on the rock: Anna Grace (his daughter) + Adele (his wife) .
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Buildings designed by Richard Meier, based on an architectural grid of 30-inch squares.
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Left: "Walking Flower" in the Sculpture Garden.
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A maze of azalea plants, supposedly really beautiful during the flowering season.
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Garden Terrace Cafe. I love the wide, open feel of the cafe.
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On the left, looks like only one tree, but if you just take one step on either side, you will see that it is actually a line of trees. I thought that was pretty cool =)
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getty center,summer 2010,staycation,los  angeles,florals,architecture,garden
Photo of me, taken by hubby. Hope you guys enjoyed the photos!

11 comments :

sukhi said...

Such beautiful dreamy photos! Lovely pic of you! Beautiful!

rachel said...

Wow-- this place looks so cool! :) You must have had a blast!

jonathanfleming said...

Karleen, you are SO good at putting diptychs together. It's been a while since I've been to this spot, but the small snippets and details you presented here really brings back vivid memories. Great work!

Alice said...

ooh i love these! i have been wanting to visit this place for a while. it's so photogenic!

Jason Fan said...

what lovely images, i'm sold!! i want to visit ;-)

Karen said...

gorgeous pictures!! I don't remember Getty being this pretty, but your photos shows it off so wonderfully.

rachel said...

These are really wonderful, Karleen! I love the two with the trees that you pointed out. What a beautiful place!

rachel said...

Lol just realized that I commented on your post twice, and now a third time. I'm sorry! I just really liked these photos! xo

JulieLim said...

Ahhhh! I love the garden! Your composition is off the charts!! Love them all!

Jackie said...

Such gorgeous pics. I love how you mix wide shots with close-up ones. It gives me a really good idea of the place. :)

Shayla said...

Amazing composition! Your work is beautiful!