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The Getty Villa

Yesterday, we had another warm and sunny day in Los Angeles. Well, pretty much every day has been warm and sunny recently (sorry New Yorkers! ahem, ahem, Ashley). I had the day off from work and went to the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades. The Getty Villa is a museum known for its Greek and Roman art and architecture.

The Getty Villa was constructed in the early 1970s and was modeled after an ancient Roman country house. There are beautiful courtyards and gardens spread throughout the Villa, which are filled with bronze sculptures and fountains.

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

All of the plants, herbs and flowers in the gardens are ones that were used by the Romans.

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I absolutely loved this fountain in the East Garden…

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Outer Peristyle Garden is my favorite area of the Villa. I wouldn’t mind having this as my backyard!

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

After touring the gardens, I went inside the Villa to peruse the art. The Getty Villa displays Greek and Roman art dating from 6,500 B.C. to 400 A.D. There are 23 galleries at the Villa, which showcase monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life.

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

This little cupid was one of my favorites.

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

On my way back home, I couldn’t help but stop along Pacific Coast Highway and take a few pictures of this beautiful January day.

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles California travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Makes you feel pretty lucky to call this place home, doesn’t it?

~S

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  1. Looks like such a nice place to spend a warm Los Angeles day walking in those beautiful gardens! The artifacts look amazing – I can’t believe how well preserved they are.

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