Getty Center Art
Earlier I posted photos of the gardens at Getty, this post will focus on the art I saw. This was a short trip, only 4 hours, that we slipped in before taking off to return home in Sacramento, but I saw some old favorites… and some new paintings caught my eye… The buildings alone are a work of art… With it’s huge endowment making money no object, it gets...
Fourth of July in Orange County
We decided at the last minute to go to my family’s Fourth of July party in Orange County, California. The party was inland in the Mission Viejo area. In a normal year, it’s hot there, and most of us who travel in prefer to stay on the coast and drive into the party. This summer has been pretty cool, so far, on the west coast. The trip did not start off well, as I had to have major...
Getty Garden 2012
The gardens at the Getty Center are worth the trip alone. Southern California has a history of stunning public gardens brought to you by folks who made more money than maybe they ought (e.g., Huntington), but I like the Getty because it is thoroughly modern in spite of touches like this parterre in the middle of a water feature: But it has many more modern touches, like these...
San Diego June 2012
My trip to ISTE 2012 in San Diego involved a stay in Ocean Beach, a beach-side community in the city of San Diego that has it’s own distinct style. The area has a pretty strong identity and a strong sense of history, even if most of it is in the modern era. When new curb cuts were put in, they left the original cement stamps in for the sidewalks: Most days, I took public transit into...