We are so fortunate to have some fabulous
museums in Southern California. One of
my favorites is the GETTY VILLA.
The gardens are so beautiful and
well taken care of. As soon as you
get out of the parking garage there
are treats to behold.
The Villa is modeled after the Villa dei Papiri,
a Roman country house in Herculaneum buried
by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.79.
This is Hermes, the God of Travel.
Notice the wings on his feel.
After a couple of hours in the gardens
we went inside to explore the ancient
culture of The Greeks, The Etruscans
and The Romans.
I got a little sidetracked with the
and marble floors.
This is called the Family Forum where
ancient art comes alive in this hands-on
discovery space families, that
encourage shared learning and play.
"The beauty one can find in art is one of
the pitifully few real and lasting products
of human endeavor."