Monday, April 19, 2010

The Getty Villa

Earlier this month, my Sister had an assignment for an art history class to go to The Getty Villa, so being the loyal and loving sister I am I tagged along. There was so many amazing things and we took 100s of pictures, but here are my fave:
The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater
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Cupid
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Inner Peristyle
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Outer Peristyle
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Sarcophagus depicting Achilles life (the faces were left blank so that the owner of it could have their own carved)
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Hercules
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Olympic crown (this one is made of gold, but not meant to be worn)
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We had such a great time and it was gorgeous! It's free to go, but you need to reserve your ticket and parking is $15. You could seriously spend the entire day there and they have a cafe or you can bring your own food and have a picnic in the gardens. My favorite part would have to be the gardens, they're so breathtaking. It's really neat to see how people lived and what they believed in, it's amazing. Also, some of the artifacts dated to 5000 BC!! How freaking old is that? There's tons of stuff to look at including money and jewelry that were pretty cool.

Have you ever been to one of the Gettys? Do you enjoy museums?
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