We saw some beautiful illuminated manuscripts, sculptures, and drawings. We saw some famous paintings that I recognize from my art history classes: Irises by Van Gogh, Model Resting by Toulous-Lautrec and The Royal End by Gaugin.
There is something so soothing about a fountain and the sound of flowing water.
Sandra just had to repeatedly roll down this hill until she was completely dizzy! Apparently this is a favorite pass time of Getty visitors. The hill beckons you and you can't help yourself.
The Central Garden was created by artist Robert Irwin. I visited when The Getty first opened in 1997 and the docents told me that the gardens were too new and they would be changing and growing. They suggested I return. I finally got a chance to return and see how beautiful the gardens have become. Irwin's statement "Always changing, never twice the same" is carved into the plaza floor. This reminds visitors of the ever-changing nature of this living work of art.