While the artwork, galleries, and vast displays are undeniably captivating, one cannot visit this museum without appreciating the architecture, gardens, and stunning views surrounding the Getty itself. Built on prime real estate in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking Brentwood, the campus offers vistas that stretch from the ocean to downtown Los Angeles.
There are also a number of notable architectural vantage points throughout the Getty. The stone, aluminium, glass, and concrete in combination with the well manicured gardens are like a late-nineties interpretation of what a utopian future might look like. Not unlike my repeat visits to LACMA, wandering the Getty was an inspired experience.
|Century City skyline and downtown Los Angeles skyline.