Kapoors Year 7: Europe/Ecuador/Peru travel blog

And Now For Something Completely Different!

We Chose To Visit The Magnificent Hilltop Getty Centre Instead Of Universal...

The Windows In The Entrance Hall Mirrored The Shape Of The Blocks...

John Paul Getty Was An Avid Collector Of All Forms Of Art

His Estate Funded The Building Of The Centre To House, Restore And...

The Views Over Los Angeles Can't Be Beat, What An Improvement Over...

The Gardens Are A Great Place To Wander After Hours Spent Admiring...

Anil Loves Hedges, And These, Forming A Small Maze, Were Perfection

I've Always Love Bougainvillia, What A Unique Way To Support The Spreading...

We Roamed All Over The Site, Admiring The Architecture From Every Angle

We Had Our Lunch Inside A Beautiful Dining Room, This Outdoor Café...

Visiting Children Are Invited To Try Their Hand At Painting Like The...

I Was Drawn To The Getty Museum To See My Favourite Painting...

Note The Windows Reflected In This Upturned Glass, Just Like The Ones...

We Returned To The Parking Lot On The Same Tram That Had...


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BACKGROUND

Here is an excerpt from the Lonely Planet - USA chapter ‘Los Angeles’:

In its billion-dollar, in-the-clouds perch, the Getty Center presents triple delights: a stellar art collection, Richard Meier’s fabulous architecture and seasonally changing gardens. On clear days, you can add breathtaking views of the city and ocean to the list.

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

After a day of baking in the sun at Disneyland, we weren’t too tempted to see Universal Studios. However, in case it was on Ajay and Neeta’s ‘Bucket List’, we gave them the choice of visiting the Getty Center or Universal Studios. They seemed very interested in seeing the art collection, something very new for them, and when I told them admission to Universal Studios was $80 per person, and the Getty Center was free, there was no contest.

It was the right choice for sure. I felt it was a great introduction to what a great museum should be, especially when we found we weren’t at all overwhelmed with too much of any one form of art. Paintings, sculpture, antique furniture and clocks, and glassware, the best of the best. I was thrilled with the architecture and we all loved the views.

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