Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Getty At Night

The Getty Museum, in what is known as the Sepulveda Pass, is one of the tourist hot spots in the summer. I prefer it on a cold winter night when I have the place to myself.

The museum used to be open until 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. I would tell my students to meet there at six and we could have dinner in the cafeteria and then wander the galleries until closing time. Alas, the Friday evening hours were cancelled a few months back.

The place is magical at night, full of angular shadows and pristine lines. The museum is one of the cultural jewels of Los Angeles.


  1. I like the second picture especially. It’s like an intermission in a peaceful sci-fi dream, where the aliens are friendly and only want to help. The light reflected on the walkway looks like four new beings who have just begun to materialize.

  2. The Getty definitely has a sci-fi vibe. I cannot decide if it is like a Star Trek set, or more Woody Allen ala Sleeper. In any case, you hit the nail on the head, William, as my midwestern ancestors were fond of saying. Thanks for the comment.


  3. I finally got a chance to go!

    Merry Christmas Mr. Martin :)



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