First-Time Visit

Getty Center

July 22, 2014 I've wanted to visit the Getty Center for years, and today was finally the day. I took the bus down and spent the full day there—barely scratching the surface. Enjoy my words and photos; I even wrote two tanka and a haiku while I was there.

We should be grateful to men of vision, means and action like Getty…

Shining on a hill radiating like the sun white against the sky A modern temple to Art rich with treasures from the past

Rembrandt Laughing

Illuminated Manuscript

The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis Jacques-Louis David

The Forum at Pompeii and Vesuvius Christen Schjellerup Købke

With a view like this Above the sea and city— Just HOW could I work?

Blocks of travertine, Gleaming glass and white steel beams, Curving, man-made forms Juxtaposed against the green Of a sculpted garden's plan

A great, inspiring day…

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