The Getty Center was the last stop on my day long photo tour around Los Angeles. It’s rare I get a full day alone without any time constraints to photograph and given the ridiculously cold and brutal winter we’re having in Chicago I haven’t really been up for much shooting at home so it was beyond wonderful to be in some warm weather, with sunny skies and no one rushing me to be anywhere. The joys of a few days with no kids and no obligations for anything other than some photography…I need more days like this one!
This was my third time in LA and my longest stay, my other two trips were only about a day, and despite the truly horrendous traffic (it seriously took me 2 hours and 40 minutes to drive about 40 miles!!!) the city is growing on me. The culture of this city is so very different than Chicago but there are certainly things that can be appreciated no matter where you visit. And the Getty Center is one of LA’s finest! It’s hilltop location offers great views of LA and has some incredible architecture designed by Richard Meier, a beautiful, peaceful garden and some amazing artwork.
One of the things I loved most about the Getty was the open design, to go from one gallery to the next you have to head outdoors to get to the other buildings. Given the perfect weather here this is an ingenious design plan, it’s so refreshing to get some fresh air and sunshine between perusing all the artwork. I could easily spend the entire day here over and over again.