J. Lai

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Wonderful tour to Getty Center

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I payed my first visit to Getty Center yesterday. If I wasn’t too tiered to continue, I would spend another two hours there, after my nearly 6 hours exciting exploring.

This is a great place beyond my expectation. Maybe I am sort of outdated, I expected such famous museum is all about huge buildings, big gardens with European classical style. But Getty tells a different story. In my opinion, it’s better. First of all, the location of the museum is good. It is on the top of a mountain, from which you can see the whole L.A., snow topped mountains in far, and blue pacific on the other side. On the other hand, the architectures of the museum are modern and they go with natural surroundings harmoniously. In addition, from the point of functions, the museum excels in displaying collections and is convenient for visitors.

Well designed look and functions make a good work of architecture, but not enough for a museum. What makes Getty stunning are its world-classed collections and changing exhibitions. Here, I caught big names, such as Titian, Millet, Monet, Cézanne, whose works I only saw in the powerpoint in my European paintings course when I was studying undergraduate in China. This is the first time I was so closed to large amount of master pieces, and got great shocked by them.

We have great theme parks in China; we also have walk of fame in Hong Kong. But we don’t have a museum like Getty Center. The unique characters of the museum make it unparalleled in the world.

Tips: Getty Center closes at 5pm except on Saturday at 9pm. Go there on Saturday, enjoy the sunset and LA’s night scene from it.

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December 28, 2008 at 8:27 pm

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