Art, California, Coffee, Plant & Nature, Travel

getty center garden

The Getty Center in L.A. is a 55 acre facility with stunning architecture, five acres of grounds with groomed gardens, art museum buildings housing art from the Middle Ages to present, a research center plus 50 acres of natural setting. Not to be confused with the Getty Villa in Malibu where the antiquities collection is housed. I most loved the design of the trees with the tall thick wires and where the branches spread upwards and all meet up there to give shade for when you want to rest on those chairs. Such a beautiful scene when you look up into the sky — a mixture of art and nature. A true creative creation.


There is also a tree-lined walkway that crosses the stream passing through areas of exotic grasses and descends to a plaza with Bougainvillea arbors. The stream flows through the plaza and cascades over a stone waterfall into a pool. There are special gardens round the pool with the plants and hard materials selected for their interplay of color, light, and reflections. The garden provides a campus setting for the immaculate white travertine buildings and the panoramic views of Los Angeles.

Okey, let’s get to my coffee which I haven’t posted in a long time…
coffee
Well, I get my coffee fix from my kitchen in the past few, visiting sbux only when I feel like I want to after my run or walking meditation. Today, I brewed a cinnamon coffee by sbux and I paired it with a foot long whole wheat raisin bread from 85°C bakery. Btw, are those faces I see on the bread?

Happy Sunday everyone!

12 Comments

  1. Hey Prem – your posts have not been showing up in my Reader!! So sorry I missed this. I’ll be sure to check in here manually from now on.

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    • Ah, don’t worry about that J, I also know you are busy… I too can’t keep up here for now. 😦

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      • I noticed that you haven’t posted in a long time so that’s why I looked here. I miss your posts!

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  2. Looks like a wonderful place to visit and that it would require multiple visits to see it all, and in all seasons.

    Mmmm, raisin bread! Yes, I can see some faces there, too.

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    • I know, one visit isn’t enough. Planning on a 2nd one this year I hope.

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  3. I love the garden for it’s set-up esp. with the maze. Although, I must say, Villa’s pool is more attractive.

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  4. This looks like a wonderful place to visit, and your mosaic is beautiful.
    Love your new blog design!

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    • Thanks Lisa, I still have to visit your blog… still got full hands over here. 🙂

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  5. Since you posted about this Garden some time ago I made a mental note that if/whenever I go back to L.A., I should go visit it. It looks so nice!

    Oh yes!!! I see the faces too! For me, a man (left bread) and a woman (right bread). 😀 You made me smile!

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  6. Lovely Sunday morning treat. The Getty Center has been on my “must visit” list for a long time. We somehow have never managed to get there. Your pictures make me want to be there even more.

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    • oh Sallie, it will be nice if you see this place up close… I love their garden most.

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