Show Me, Wax The Floor

Getty Villa

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Getty Villa

California Week

Visiting the modern art museum, a lady turned to an attendant standing nearby.” This,” she said, “I suppose, is one of those hideous representations you call modern art? ” “No, madam,” replied the attendant. “That one’s called a mirror.”

Interesting Fact: In 1954, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty opened a gallery adjacent to his home in Pacific Palisades.[3][4][5] Quickly running out of room, he built a second museum, the Getty Villa, on the property down the hill from the original gallery.[4][6] The villa design was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum[6] and incorporated additional details from several other ancient sites. It was designed by architects Robert E. Langdon, Jr. and Ernest C. Wilson, Jr..[7][8] It opened in 1974,[9] but was never visited by Getty, who died in 1976.[5] Following his death, the museum inherited $661 million[10] and began planning a much larger campus, the Getty Center, in nearby Brentwood. The museum overcame neighborhood opposition to its new campus plan by agreeing to limit the total size of the development on the Getty Center site.[11] To meet the museum’s total space needs, the museum decided to split between the two locations with the Getty Villa housing the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.[11] In 1993, the Getty Trust selected Rodolpho Machado and Jorge Silvetti to design the renovation of the Getty Villa and its campus.[11] In 1997, portions of the museum’s collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities were moved to the Getty Center for display, and the Getty Villa was closed for renovation.[12] The collection was restored during the renovation. ( )


  1. One muddy footprint would ruin the whole shot. Love the perspective you capture. The joke is so funny!

    • Yes it would or maybe one muddy footprint would make it more artistic point. Thank you very much for stopping by and my this point. Happy Blogging. 🙂

      • Actually, one muddy footprint would make for a mystery story. Ha ha!

      • Yes it would. It would make you wonder who put it there. Why there is only one where are the rest. Or maybe some one clean all the other and left one behind. It would be very interesting. Great idea thank you for sharing it. Maybe one day I will create a photo like that one that we talking about. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. Awesome! I have been to the LA Getty Center but didn’t make it to the Villa. I would love to get there one day. I have used a picture from the Getty centre in my post scheduled for tomorrow. As always I love the joke! Where do you get them all from?!

    • Thank you very much, the Villa is worth to see, very interesting. I’m sure one day you will see it. The joke I get from people tell me joke through out years, sometimes books or comedians. Happy Blogging. 🙂

  3. Lukas, I have used your post as inspiration for my photo a day blog, “You inspire me” It is scheduled for Wed 24th, I have linked it back to you. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Wow, thank you very much I am extremely honored that you did so. I can’t wait to see it. Thank you again. Happy Blogging. 🙂

    • Yeah, or they have really good floor shining machine. Thank you very much for stopping by and enjoying my post. Happy Blogging. 🙂

  4. A man once turns from trading speculation to cultural aspect, it’s amazing.

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