Los Angeles-The Getty Center
Recently, my wife Carol and I, had the opportunity to visit Los Angeles. One of the places I have always wanted to see was the Getty Center. I had seen many photos of the property that had stunning views of the LA area.
I have visited many museums and have seen many amazing works of art. While there are certainly many interesting exhibits in the Getty Center; I thought it would best serve the interest of the reader to devote this blog to photos of the architecture of the museum and the grounds. If all you did was just spend a couple of hours strolling the grounds, that in itself would almost be enough.
The Getty opened to the public in 1997. The architect, Richard Meier was chosen to design the Getty Center.
The Getty sits high on a hill overlooking the 405 freeway on the north side of Santa Monica. Admission is free (unusual). Parking is $15, free after 5 p.m. I asked the question about free admission and the response was that Getty wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the museum irrespective of the ability to pay an admission fee.
The parking is at the bottom of the hill with the entrance on the west side of the 405. A modern tram takes you up to the museum. Check out the photo here:
I am going to do a series of 5 posts so stay tuned for some very interesting photos of the architecture of the Getty Center in Los Angeles.