23 May 2011

The Getty


photos by Tom b.

- Twirling Tenderly dress c/o Modcloth
- vintage cardigan
- vintage Coach purse
- Rachel Comey boots
- H&M sunglasses


Now begins the barrage of photos from our Los Angeles trip! One of our afternoons was spent walking The Getty. Finding our way to The Getty was quite an adventure. We decided to let our Garmin doing the navigating even though we thought we knew how to get there. Well, Garmin had its own ideas about where the entrance to the museum was. We ended up at a gated entrance that looked like it was meant for maintenance workers. Oh well! Instead of getting all worked up about it, we just treated it as a scenic detour that took us through an amazing neighborhood full of mid-century houses that we wished we could see into.

Once we finally made it to the correct entrance we took the tram up the hill. We visited The Getty once a few years ago for a specific event, but I really didn't have much memory of walking around the grounds. I'm not sure why because this time I was really stuck but how beautifully it is all landscaped. I think we enjoyed walking around the gardens more than any of the actually exhibitions. We spent some time just sitting in the shade and admiring the flowers. Of the exhibits that we did check out, In Focus: The Tree was one of our favorite. It's a photography show featuring photos of trees. I know you'd never guess that from the name, right!? There were photos from lots of familiar names like Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, William Eggleston, Ansel Adams and Diane Arbus as well as others I'd never heard of and are now on my list to research.

Then we wandered upstairs to check out the 19th century paintings. It was pretty amazing to see Van Gogh's iris painting in person. There were also pieces from
Cezanne, Degas and Monet. Not too shabby! That was about it for us as far as the exhibits. For one, because anything earlier that 19th century starts to bore me a bit and two, I was getting hungry! We ended the afternoon by heading back down the hill and stopping at Wahoo's for lunch.



kater said...

The light in these is amazing! I want to be there!

Anonymous said...

I really love this cardigan since you posted about it earlier :) Trying to find a similar one...


Steffys Pros and Cons said...

it looks so pretty ! i love that cardigan so so much!

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Anonymous said...

I recognized the Getty right away! Evening they have a concert series and it's so beautiful with all the twinkling lights. Beautiful photos!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely outfit!


Amelia said...

amazing photos, i love the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic. so, so lovely. and your hair looks gorgeous

Georgie Lowen said...

Love the gardens! I love your outfit too!



Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

What an amazing looking place and it sounds like it really was an adventure. I love how you have your hair. it is always annoying when you can't find the right entrance of a place you are trying to reach. I've done that too before. That tree really is lovely.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

These photos are so beautiful! Love the dress!
Looking forward to the rest of your LA photos!

Take only Memories

Michal said...

such lovely photos. i've spent one afternoon at the getty and i've been dying to go back ever since! that photography exhibit sounds awesome.

angela said...

Cute outfit! Also, the Getty looks like someplace I'd love to go to!

Sandy said...

Beautiful photos! I love your dress, especially the flowy shoulder/back part that comes out of your cardigan. Absolutely lovely!


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The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I used to go to The Getty back when I was attending USC-- sadly never took that many pictures while there! I agree about the collections; their photography wing is strong but the best part is the VIEW and the grounds.

Morgan Jordan said...

GREAT dress!! Actually the whole outfit is great.

Aline Aimée said...

Very cute dress!
Great garden!

Poppy said...

Garmins are the devil, when I did my road trip through USA and Canada mine took me on a 4 hour detour to a close entrance to Yellowstone. gah.

I think I will have to check out the Getty when I next go to LA.