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Our L.A., Mapped

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What place says “L.A.” to you? What’s your favorite building, corner, or monument? What is your L.A.? More»

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Hi! I’m an L.A. Native.

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They say L.A. has no center; they say it’s a desert. We native Angelenos know that’s not true—and not just when it comes to architecture, either. More»

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The Transformative Outer Peristyle

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Stunning by day, by night, at sunrise and at sunset, the Outer Peristyle at the Getty Villa is also a backdrop from a dramatic duck love story. More»

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The Waltz of the Hummingbirds

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Waltzing hummingbirds captured in a fleeting second by accident. Nature’s surprises sure do deliver beautiful photographs. More»

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Getty Voices: Getty Gone Wild

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Photographic encounters with deer, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife of the Getty.
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For California Gardeners, Winter Is the New Summer

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Winter, the sere season? Not in California, where the cool months are our lushest, our most verdant of all. More»

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Getty Voices: Renaissance Gardens

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A journey through Renaissance gardens and their paradoxes: natural and artificial, sin and salvation, virtue and vice. More»

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Pollarding the Getty Knuckle Trees

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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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A New Light: 15 Hours in the Getty Villa Gardens

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I’m often struck by how transformative a place the Getty is. Throughout the day a great deal can change. While the crowds do come and go, I’m often most transfixed by the subtle shifts of light, the surprising movement of… More»

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Seeing the Villa Gardens in a Different Light

The East Garden at the Getty Villa at dusk

Long evenings and bright sun are taking the place of early dusks and sprinkling rains: spring is here. At the Getty Villa, the light is brilliant even at closing time for a final stroll around the gardens, framing the museum… More»

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