Images from Culver City gallery walk on Washington Blvd between Helms Walk and Fairfax Ave.
Deer at Getty Villa the Italy in LA
The calm and serenity of this recreated Pompeii Villa is easy understand, when in Disneyland-style a deer frolics so near!
This museum is so potent and dynamic that my experience fell into two distinct categories. The Armand Hammer Collection revitalized my love of some long life favorites, mainly Gustave Moreau. There is always so much to learn from the skill of these traditional masters. The beauty of these compositions and my, clearly bias, love of bouquets translated elegantly into "The Stories Of Almost Everyone" exhibit. Every object has a story. What does it mean when you place that object and that story in an institutional setting and burden it with a canon of higher meaning? Some of these works were pure cheek, while others were heartbreaking records of human history.
at the Castle in the Rain - Greystone Mansion and Park
An icon in the film industry. It was worth winding up into the Beverly Hills as this epic house made for a great last look at the L.A. cityscape, even through a rainstorm.