it wasn't a long trip.... 2 hours later we drove into Malibu, drove by the Pepperdine campus, and then pulled into the Getty Villa. it was overcast and foggy, and the Villa was nothing like I expected, but it was worth the trip! Here are a few highlights:
|mean-looking skies couldn't ruin all the colors on the Villa walls|
|ridiculous tile work|
|just your typical backyard...|
|my "texture and old stuff" radar detected this wall|
|did I mention the fog??|
of course, there's more to see in the LA region than just the Getty Villa. so off we drove into the canyons and on our way towards Hollywood for an architectural fieldtrip!
first stop was the Oboler House, which we found to be privately owned (poo!) and clinging on to the edge of a foggy cliff (yay!).
what? that's not enough Frank Lloyd Wright for you? you want to see more?? ok!
we kept driving east/southeast and hit East Hollywood. here we drove right into the Barnsdall Park. up the hill is the Hollyhock house in all its glory. now a public park, this house has hands down the most unbelievable views I've seen in LA. it's secluded, raised, and has clear unobstructed views of both the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Park Observatory. even the dreary day couldn't dull its beauty. amazing!
|Hollywood sign on the left hill, observatory on the right hill|
|i must have these planters.|
|photo credit: m. meagher|
after one Getty Villa and two Wright houses, we were ready to head home!
want to see more select pics from my day of adventure? click here!
so what's next on my list for LA? I'm thinking a culinary tour is in order :)
what's next on your wish list to see??