Thursday, August 11, 2011

Architecture: Bones of Beauty

I love love love the Getty Villa in Malibu.  If not for a specific exhibit, I adore spending a sunny Saturday afternoon wandering through the grounds and gardens of this beautiful Southern California landmark.  The Villa is modeled after a first century Roman country estate, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy.  The building was constructed in the 1970s by architectural firm, Langdon and Wilson, who's work is still seen and built all over the world.
I was just up there and took some fun shots that I hope will inspire others to hop over for the afternoon and explore for yourself.  It takes a little pre-planning as you have to request free tickets ahead of time.  Best summer day?  Getty villa for art consumption, lazy lunch at the dive-y Reel Inn in Malibu, and a mellow afternoon at any Malibu beachfront sand spot you can find parking for…

look up…it's worth it
 the attention to detail is spectacular…
meander through the courtyards; the gardens are worth a leisurely stroll..
 in and out…a modern entrance to a beautiful structure referencing history and romance...
Book your visit here

and then, she {snapped}
and then, she {snapped}


  1. really beautiful pictures! I like all the patterns and strong lines!

  2. Yowza! This is gorgeous! We don't have any architecture like that in my neck of the woods!

  3. 2, no 4, no 5, I mean 6. Ack! I was trying to pick a favorite, but I like them all. I really struggle with photographing architecture, but you make it look so easy! Nice work!

  4. Thanks Sarah! I love shooting architecture and interiors - glad you enjoyed! And Christina - you'll have to make a trip out to LA some time - we definitely have a variety:)

  5. Going tomorrow and I'm so excited! Great pictures :)


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