Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Getty Villa

I went on a photography meetup group outing to the Getty Villa in the area of the Pacific Palisades on Saturday.  The villa is a beautiful building, built by billionaire Paul Getty in 1974 to resemble the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum.  It houses a collection of Greek and Roman antiquities.  The atrium of the museum is pictured above.

The next three photos are of the decorative pool in the garden.  The weather was actually overcast yesterday (rain is supposedly sneaking up on us for next week.)


The is a closeup of one of the gargoyles on a fountain in a different courtyard.

One of the Pomegranate trees was loaded with them:

I really liked the Villa, it was so quiet!  It's right along the Pacific Coast Highway, but is situated in a canyon so that you don't hear the highway, or any other traffic noise, at all.


  1. iwishicouldswimkathDecember 6, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Now that's a pool! If no one ever gets to swim in it, then that is a true shame. Wouldn't that be a great place to do laps (just watching out for the occasional gargoyle)?

  2. A "decorative pool"?!?!?! You mean nobody ever swim in it?

    That gargoyle looks like a cat puking... a bit weird...