Los Angeles Photos

The Getty Center Magical Sunset
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Getty Center Magical Sunset

The Getty Center is as beautiful as the art it contains. This was about twenty minutes after sunset with a nice glow in the western sky. This spot by the fountain in front of the West Pavillion is one of my favorites but there are many spectacular views to choose from.


The Getty Center Main Garden, Virtual Reality
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Getty Center Main Garden, Virtual Reality

Another hand-held virtual reality shot from The Getty Center in Los Angeles. From a distance the main garden looks like a very cool topiary hedge maze, and it is, but to find the Minotaur in the center of this labyrinth you need a gondola. Because it is in the middle of an amazing fountain.

This, of course starts the discussion of how do you think they trim the maze. Because it's really nicely groomed. It's not like they could drain the fountain every time it needs a trim. Gondoliers with hedge trimmers? Hope they're not electric trimmers. Oh well I guess we'll have to chalk that up to the mysteries of the ages.

If you'd like to see a great virtual reality shot of another fountain in The Getty Center at sunset take a look at February 6th

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The Getty Center Fountain at Sunset, Virtual Reality
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Getty Center Fountain at Sunset, Virtual Reality

This is from a beautiful evening at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It was a great day with lots of beautiful art, but I have to admit I liked the architecture even more. And I don't think I'm the only one. There are at least six other people in this photo taking a picture at this moment.

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Getty Sunset Perch
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Getty Sunset Perch

The Getty is a wonderful place full of beauty. And the art is amazing too! This was a beautiful evening. The light from the setting sun made the amazing architecture on the hill glow. This spot on a high balcony was the perfect place to watch the show. It was a great place to watch the people go by too.


Evening at the Getty
Friday, December 30, 2011
Evening at the Getty

This was from my first trip to the Getty Center in Los Angeles a few days ago. Although I enjoyed the art, the architecture was the most amazing thing. This spot near the West Pavillion overlooks the Central Garden, it is an amazing spot to watch the sun set.


LA Sunset
Monday, May 2, 2005
LA Sunset

You will rarely find anyone espousing the virtues of something as terrible as smog. But, I can't help wonder if it doesn't contribute to the beautiful sunsets around L.A. like some natural disaster that only the cockroaches survive. Of course, if it was a really bad day I guess you wouldn't even see the sunset? :-D