The Getty Museum

May 5th, 2014 | by Annie
The Getty Museum

Anne_stairrails_Getty We took a day off and visited L.A.’s Getty Museum above Sunset Blvd. This is a gorgeous structure positioned on a mountainside high above the 405 freeway with views from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean. Yes, the views alone are something straight out of a travelogue but the museum has some very legitimate exhibitions. When we visited they had a new crop of Civil War era photographs. The beautifully preserved photos used a Wet-Plate technology which was in wide use at the time and was a complicated process afforded exclusively by professional photographers of the day. The process itself happens when an image is captured on chemically coated pieces of plate glass.

When your toes get tired from all that walking you can either snap up something quick to eat at the Getty shops or kiosks.  If you prefer you can bring your own delicious lunch and find a sweet spot to settle at on the Getty lawns.  Either way it will be the end of a spectacular day you will not soon forget.  I love the Getty Museum and I stay on their email list for upcoming programs and plan around family and friends who are looking for something more off the beaten path.

There is always plenty of parking and a Disneyesque three-car, cable-pulled funicular people-mover whisks passengers between the parking garage at the bottom of the hill and the Museum at the top.






The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tuesday–Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.  Closed on Monday’s.

Parking is normally $15, but is reduced to $10 if you visit after 4:00 p.m.

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