Appreciating Scale

Appreciating Scale, Getty Center - Los Angeles, California

Appreciating Scale, Getty Center – Los Angeles, California

In a couple of previous posts, I used the word scale to describe the magnitude of this art museum complex. I called it a modernist Italian village. The massive stone and steel building pictured is one of several that comprise the main museum exhibit space.

There are numerous levels, balconies, and gardens that wrap the structures. Everything is meticulously designed and maintained.

Looking out towards the horizon, you are greeted with two skylines. The closer one is Century City, along with the larger but more distant downtown Los Angeles. From this vantage point, you feel like the King of LA. I wonder if J. Paul Getty, the creator of this museum, had these kinds of grandiose thoughts.

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