Tuesday, November 6, 2012

More Pages from Los Angeles Travel Journal

Here it's November and I'm finishing my LA travel journal.  I collaged the cover with a variety of decorative papers, photos and stenciled the letters.  The day after the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, we visited the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.  Getty built a replica of a 79AD Pompeii villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  His collection of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities are housed here.

The symmetry and gracefulness of the gardens, water features, statues and mural paintings make the villa a stunning place to visit.

I also enjoyed walking under the grape arbor in the herb garden.

On Friday, we visited a friend in La Habra.  She took us on a tour of the old towns of Fullerton and Whittier.  With 100°F heat, the dunk in the swimming pool felt really good.  I could get used to this California lifestyle.

Saturday, we visited the Getty Center in the hills north of Santa Monica.  The highlight was a Gustav Klimt exhibit featuring his drawings, "The Magic of Line".

The children's store featured large posters highlighting the ABC's of art.  I took photos of the letter posters and then added a few letters of my own in my journal pages.

On Sunday, we spent the day in Long Beach and ate lunch at Parkers' Lighthouse in the Shoreline Village.

The back cover sums up LA and getting around the city-  Freeways.

1 comment:

tennishere.blogspot.com said...

wow, you Lucky !! I'd love to go to LA one day ;)