Alanna and Tom took us to Getty Villa, located in Malibu, it used to house a lot of the museum pieces that are now in the New Getty Museum along I-405 in Los Angeles. The Getty Villa Museum has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War. NOTE As it turns out Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did not create the first computer let alone a laptop version, you will see in one of the pictures I took, the Ancient Greeks had a Lap top well before Christ was born. ;-} The villa design was influence by Roman architecture and gardens. The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities . In 1954, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty opened a gallery adjacent to his home in Pacific Palisades. Quickly running out of room, he built a second museum, the Getty Villa, on the property down the hill from the original gallery. The villa design was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and incorporated additional details from several other ancient sites. It opened in 1974, but was never visited by Getty, who died in 1976.
We drove to Will Rogers State Park, Will Rogers' ranch, unfortunately the ranch house was closed. We did get to take some pictures through the windows (if on a tour inside the house, no photography is allowed), the quality is not what I would like, but the upside we got to take pictures of the inside.
In what is now the town of Pacific Palisades, Rogers built his ranch, where he lived with his wife Betty and their three children, Will Jr., Mary and James. The 31-room ranch house, which includes 11 baths and seven fireplaces, is surrounded by a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, golf course, polo field - and riding and hiking trails that give visitors spectacular views of the ranch and the surrounding countryside - 186 acres. The ranch became a State Park in 1944 after the death of Mrs. Rogers, and the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.