Orlando Grandma flew home today and I think she left here feeling like she saw a good chunk of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. We hope she comes back again soon - after she rests!
And me too!
She and I painted the town red each day with a new adventure.
Some more exciting than others, but as Orlando Gma said, it was all new - even going to the grocery store!
In this post I'd like to share some photos I took during our visit to The Getty Center.
We happened to go there on a day they were offering free audio tours, which was an excellent way to explore and appreciate the galleries. I didn't take pictures of the galleries because my pictures could never do those works of art justice, but we spent a good two hours on the audio tour, with a break for lunch, and it made our visit all the more rich.
What I did take pictures of were the outdoor gardens, works of art in their own right. We were fortunate to be at "The Getty" on what would be the last sunny day we would have for a week.
Even so, it was not the clear views of the city that can be enjoyed from that spectacular vantage point.
Just means I will have to go again to make sure all my friends can see the breathtaking views from The Getty Center - Mr. Connor, are you game?
My brother, Mr. C, will be here after Christmas for a visit - I get to play tourist again!
Visitors to the center park in underground garages and ascend the steep climb via monorail.
At the top you are offered the choice of touring the galleries or viewing the gardens.
We chose to see the gardens first.
Good thing because as we were doing our gallery tour later, the rain moved in.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves - well, until I feel the need to add my "color commentary":
These are some of the first things to catch your eye as you enter the garden area. What kind of trees are these?
They are bougainvillea vines that have been shaped by metal forms giving them the appearance of exotic trees.
Succulents are plentiful, both as clever ground cover and as larger, taller plants.
I think I understand where my landlord got her inspiration for her landscaping here at the new Boston Manor.
A beautiful topiary maze in the middle of a pond fed by a creek from the top of The Getty Center.
There she is!!
Along a beautifully landscaped path, with all kinds of wonderful plants used for ground cover.
And, of course, The Maven joined us as it was her second day off!
So, that's our tour of the gardens at The Getty Center, in a very small nutshell.
A day well spent.
Wednesday I will spend here at the house with the "cable guy" as we are switching to a better, cheaper service, so I will be offline for awhile. Got my flu shot today after dropping Orl Gma at the airport in anticipation of a down day. It always makes me feel a little rundown for about 24 hours - anyone else have that issue? So a good excuse to catch up on some reading, maybe some Christmas stuff and A NAP!
Some things to come:
TBL and Orl Gma Go to a TV Show Taping!
They Tour a Movie/TV Studio and See a Couple of Celebs-
"Big Bang Theory" Fans Pay Attention!
The Maven Gets To Show Her Chops at Work!
Mr. T Finally Celebrates His Birthday at a Laker's/Magic Game!
The Boston Lady Finally Decorates Her House for Christmas!
A Surprise Arrives in the Mail for TBL!
Mr. Tennis Finally Gets to Play Some Tennis After a Marathon Selling Season -
His First in LA!
Have a great rest of the week and I hope to catch up with everyone between internet outages.