Sunday, March 6, 2011

Field Trip to the Getty Villa

When I woke up Saturday morning to clear blue sunny skies I knew I wanted to do just one thing.  Go to the Getty Villa.  I've been itching to go for a while now and this beautiful Spring day seemed the perfect time to go.  I checked online and reserved our tickets for the 12:00 slot.  Admission to the Villa is free, but parking is $15.  Still, it's not a bad deal for a day spent at an Italian Villa surrounded by ancient Greek gods.


Fertility Goddess


The Getty Villa was modeled after the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and originally opened in 1974.  It holds 44,000 works from Ancient Greece and Rome dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD. 

Tor's been turned to stone!

Must have been hard to see out of this helmet!

The grounds are beautiful, with mosaic tile floors, large gardens, and views of the Pacific.  It's a great place to escape LA and spend an afternoon in Italy.

Flowers on a Peach Tree

Squinting in the bright sun


How was your weekend?

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