Maybe it is because time is precious and I would rather experience people and places.
A common fear I have is that I am missing the fun, missing an amazing part of my destination and I hate that feeling, life is too short.
While researching things to do in LA, The Getty Museum came up as a must place to visit. I have a serious love of Architecture so I thought this would be a great experience in many ways, and it does not hurt that the museum is an iconic work of the amazing Richard Meier.
Richard, a native New Jersey resident (Newark), is an acclaimed modern architect whose design vocabulary is influenced by such greats as Mies Van der Rohe and one of my all time favorites, Le Corbusier. In fact many of the elements seen in the Getty Museum are clearly visible in works by Le Corbusier.
But Meier did not simply copy Le Corbusier, , he evolved the language of form and structure and as evidenced in the Getty Museum. And in this building he has created a masterpiece that engages you, uplifts you and that touches your inner soul in the way great architectural achievements do.
The majority of our visit was spent outdoors exploring the nooks and crannies, so we never really went inside to appreciate the works.
Next time, I promise we will look inside, that is of course unless there is a spectacular sunset and the golden hour lights the museum in that special way....
Thanks for looking!