Behind the Scenes, Getty Center, J. Paul Getty Museum

Can’t Get Enough of Carmageddon

Update, September 2012—Carmageddon II is upon us Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2012. The Getty Center will be closed both days (Getty Villa open). Will it finally be the real carpocalypse, or a repeat of 2011's nonevent? In any case, the webcam below, perched inside the Getty Center's North Building, gives you a bird's-eye-view of the whole lotta nothing' that will be taking place on our stretch of the 405.

For Angelenos, seeing an empty 405 freeway is a rare event. For those who can't get enough of Carmageddon or who never thought they'd live to see any portion of the 405 sans vehicles, now you can watch it all weekend—all 53 hours' worth (actually, more like 35 now)—thanks to the Getty's 405 webcam. Enjoy!
The Getty Center will be closed this weekend; the Villa is open. We'll see you on Tuesday!
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7 Comments

  1. anne
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    so why no link to said web cam?

  2. Posted July 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Nice image, but static. The admin tools need a username and password for installation.

  3. William
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    This is a nice use of IRIS.

  4. Posted July 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks William! Anne and Michael, you should be able to see the feed on this post. Please email blog@getty.edu if you’re not able to see the webcam video. We’ll work on this. Thank you!

  5. Ria
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    I can’t see the feed either. I get this and I have Vista and Internet Explorer 9:

    Axis ActiveX Camera Control
    The AXIS ActiveX Camera Control, which enables you to view live image streams in Microsoft Internet Explorer, could not be registered on your computer.

  6. Posted July 17, 2011 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    I can see the feed with no problems! I have Win XP and Firefox, and of course the latest ActiveX plugin installed.

  7. Michelle
    Posted September 29, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    No static image here! Watching Getty stream on my iPad…

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