About: EddieJoe Cherbony

When I'm not working for public affairs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, I'm pretending to be a famous writer. If dreaming big were the same as making it big, I'd already have a Nobel Prize. If senior staff assistants were paid Kanye money, I'd be a millionaire. If being a genius at Excel was the same as being an astronaut, I'd live on the Moon. Instead, I live across the street from the Getty Center and walk to work. Imagine living in L.A. and never sitting in traffic. Not even Kanye can do that.

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center

Pollarding the Getty Knuckle Trees

sycamore tree on restaurant plaza
Pruned sycamore tree branches "like jacks made of wood"

What is this strange tree, and why does it look this way? Pollarding explored and explained. More»

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      From you have I been absent in the spring,
      When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
      Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
      That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
      Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
      Of different flowers in odor and in hue,
      Could make me any summer’s story tell,
      Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
      Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
      Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
      They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
      Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
      Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
      As with your shadow I with these did play.

      —William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564

      Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. The J. Paul Getty Museum

      04/23/14

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