Before our arrival there, however, we stopped off at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, a self-described "spiritual sanctuary" located only a mile and a half from the museum.
Gandhi's ashes are interred here.
|view of the lake|
|The windmill in the distant right is a meditation chapel.|
|another meditation spot|
|view overlooking peristyle|
|another view of peristyle|
Marbury Hall Zeus
|ancient Greek artifacts|
|Modern Antiquity exhibition|
|I drank many cups of tea with my delicious meal.|
|tour of the Getty gardens|
|view of the ocean from Getty Villa|
As for Getty Villa, I enjoyed the grounds, the architecture, the art, and the afternoon tea. The staff at the museum are all professional, courteous, friendly, and helpful. I was also pleased that the museum wasn't terribly packed with visitors. I think people tend to overlook Getty Villa for its flashier younger sibling, the Getty Center in Brentwood, which is fine by me since I prefer the ambiance of the former over that of the latter. I hope to visit again soon.
|making my mark at Getty Villa|