Monday, September 1, 2008

The Getty Villa

I'm always amazed to see artifacts from the ancient past and can linger in museums of hours. Luckily for me, Hannah and I were invited to visit the Getty Villa during our summer trip to California. Located off the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, this beautiful villa is home to an amazing collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities.

Walking through the Getty Villa was like walking into the past. The landscape and architecture were modeled after Italy's Villa dei Papiri, an ancient villa that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Sadly, Getty never had a chance to see the completed villa, but thanks to his vision and love for ancient art, we can.
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miruspeg said...

Lucky you and Hannah visiting the Getty Villa.
I have read alot about it and it sounds like a very interesting place to spend some time walking around.
Also that is a really lovely picture of Hannah posing for the camera.

Octamom said...

Oh--I had missed these before! Beautiful! What a wonderful visit!

Thanks for your gardening co-commiseration---poor things--I think they actually looked even worse this afternoon...