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.
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.