The Getty In The Rain

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The Getty In The Rain

I love how whenever it rains, LA just becomes deserted. It's such a good day to do all those things you wanted without running into a ton of foot traffic. The Getty is one such place.

Usually a huge tourist destination, it was almost completely empty when it rained last Friday.

Check out some of my pictures. And try and visit The Getty Centre if you're in town.

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The central fountain was covered in water for the first time in years. It was turned off at the Getty to save water during the drought.

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The gardens were also closed so it was nice to get a good shot of it without anyone getting in the way.

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Another fountain filled with water thanks to the rain!

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Birds of paradise, my favorite flowers!

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Finally got a shot of this archway without anyone getting in the way. Well, one guy jumped in, but i cropped him out ;)

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One of the exhibits was French decor from the 1700s. It was really cool to be able to get this close to all that amazing furniture, still perfectly maintained! I doubt anything in my house will last that long.

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My new room!

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I touched this desk :P

They weren't watching me!

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This is right outside the S Pavilion on the second floor, one of my favorite sculptures.

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Most people take pictures of the views from the top floors of the museum, but I'm more interested in the architecture. Designed by Richard Meier, the Getty uses natural light and open space to make every spot in the museum picture-worthy. One amazing thing is the difference between the above and below photos. All the photos were taken with just my iPhone, and edited the same, but they look like completely different places.

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Not a soul insight!

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This is one of my favorite spots at the Getty to watch the sunset. And it's just as nice in the rain.

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Fin!

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