23 May 2011
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.