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Author Anne Marie Lutz

Details — Getty Villa Gardens

It was a chilly day by California standards, but since I was a refugee from the Midwest cold I really didn’t want to be inside any more than I had to. So I spent most of my time at the Getty Villa at the gardens, which are laid out to represent ancient Roman gardens.

The Villa is in a lovely setting by the sea. It has several gardens, one of which is a beautiful long formal peristyle with a pool. But of course I don’t have even one good picture of that view — instead, I focused on the details.

Fountain with theatrical masks -- East Garden, 2013

Fountain with theatrical masks — East Garden, 2013

Detail of theatrical mask, East Garden

Detail of theatrical mask, East Garden

Autumn changes In the Outer Peristyle, 2013

Autumn changes In the Outer Peristyle, 2013

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Laurel Tree in the Inner Peristyle

Laurel Tree in the Inner Peristyle

No idea what this is: beautiful little plants in the herb garden

No idea what this is: beautiful little plants in the herb garden

There is a lot more to these gardens. The Villa also has extensive exhibits inside the building which focus on ancient Greek and Roman culture and art.  More info about the Getty Villa (which is distinct from the Getty Center in Los Angeles) is here.

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