View looking down at the gardens. The art is nice, but I really love the Getty for its gardens. It's not really at its best in the winter though.
Unfortunately my favorite water feature wasn't turned on. It's rather hard to describe. It's a small stream of water dripping into a tiny hole upstairs that shows up trickling underneath like the inside of an urn when you get downstairs.
In the summer the bougainvillea is brightly fuchsia and crawling over and dripping down from these steel structures.
Looking backwards at the stream. No water here either. :(
The azalea water maze. See the zigzag in the middle above the azaleas? That's the path to go down for a closer look. But it was too windy and cold so we opted to hurry indoors.
The rock garden is in one of the courtyard areas between the various buildings.
My boss at the time when the Getty opened had a boyfriend who was a painter. Not an artist mind you, but a house painter. He painted some of the Getty's walls. So when they toured the museum after it first opened, while most people looked at the art, he pointed out the tricky corners and various walls that he painted. Yes, I always tell this story to visitors as well. :)
So here you go, I'll leave you with some of my favorite art at the Getty.
The Getty in other seasons: J. Paul Getty Center and Museum (Summer) - Los Angeles - California The J. Paul Getty Center and Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Free admission, $8 parking