This past weekend I was definitely a tourist in my own town. A good friend and I dined at new restaurants, drove to the Griffith Observatory at sunset and finally visited the Getty Center.
My interest in the Getty was sparked after seeing it featured on Project Runway. Though I’ve lived in Los Angeles for two years, there are still plenty of sites to see and museums to explore.
At the Getty Center our favorite stop was the photography exhibition titled Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties; immediately upon my return I added Streetwise and Girl Culture to my library queue. After much time spent there, Alisa and I roamed the gardens. She held a borrowed umbrella to shade us from the sun and eventually we settled on a bench in the shade and observed, enjoyed and reminisced.
We saw kids rolling in the grass, couples dining on blankets, and people simply enjoying their Sunday. If you’re in Los Angeles and are looking to be inspired, head west. The $15 charge for parking is a steal (admission is free). After 5pm parking is free; I really imagine this place is gorgeous at sunset.