Life Is A Garden, Dig It!

Getty Museum

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Getty Center

California Week

Two elderly women are walking through a museum and get separated.
As soon as they meet up with each other again, one of them appears quite flustered and says, “Goodness, gracious! Did you see the statue of the naked man back there? I’ve never been so shocked. How can they possibly display such a thing. My gosh, the penis on it was so large!”
Whereupon, the other old lady accidentally blurts out, “Yes, and cold, too!”

Interesting Fact:  Originally, the Getty Museum started in J. Paul Getty‘s house located in Pacific Palisades in 1954. He expanded the house with a museum wing. In the 1970s, Getty built a replica of an Italian villa on his home’s property to better house his collection, which opened in 1974. After Getty’s death in 1976, the entire property was turned over to the Getty Trust for museum purposes. However, the collection outgrew the site, which has since been renamed the Getty Villa, and management sought a location more accessible to Los Angeles. The purchase of the land upon which the Center is located, a campus of 24 acres (9.7 ha) on a 110-acre (45 ha) site in the Santa Monica Mountains above Interstate 405, surrounded by 600 acres (240 ha) kept in a natural state, was announced in 1983.[4] The site cost $25 million.[5] The top of the hill is 900 feet (270 m) above I-405, high enough that on a clear day it is possible to see not only the Los Angeles skyline but also the San Bernardino Mountains, and San Gabriel Mountains to the east as well as the Pacific Ocean to the west. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getty_Center#Location_and_history )

 

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13 Comments

  1. Wonderful place.! Wonderful picture.! Great shot.! 🍁

      • You’re welcome Lukas.! Indeed.., amazing places.! Happy Blogging for you too.! 🍁

  2. Thank you for this picture. I love and miss the Getty a bunch. This garden brings a lot of great memories.

    • I am happy I can share that with you and even happier that my post brought you those memories. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging. 🙂

  3. That garden looks absolutely fascinating to visit. And the weather looks amazing too – could do with a bit more like that over here! I’m hoping to get over to visit California at some point and this place is now on my list.

    • This place is truly worth to visit if you come to Cali. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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