Got Getty…


Get me to the Getty.

I listened to my inner voice, went online and found a Sunday afternoon time slot and off we went to scale the mountaintop.

The Getty Center is perched close to God in West Los Angeles.

We paid the $20 parking fee, lined up for our vaccine and ID check and hopped the tramp to the art showcase in the sky.

We wandered about and took in the amazing views which offered all encompassing vistas from downtown Los Angeles to Century City all the way to  Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean.

We visited Room 206 in the South Wing to see the Impressionist pastels of Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

On to the 17th century Poussin dance paintings.

The Getty grounds are the true artwork. They are expansive, beautifully landscaped and manicured.

It is lovely just to sit and take in the exquisite view and sun reflecting off the travertine edifices.

The museum was buzzing with tourists dominating the grounds.

The Getty opened on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens and an abundance of cafes to enhance your viewing pleasure.

The Getty is the world’s wealthiest art institution, with an endowment north of $7 billion.

For a fabulous Southern California day excursion get yourself to The Getty.

The Getty 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, California. Free admission. Parking $20. Reservations are mandatory and can be secured online. Open Tuesday- Sunday 10am-5:30pm.

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