A Few Days in LA

Back in June, shortly after returning home from the task of clearing my mother’s house and depositing some of her things at my brother Steve’s house, I flew down for a couple days in LA. The main purpose was to visit dear friends and pick up a car from them, with which I then drove back home to the bay area and renewed my acquaintance with that quintessentially American experience, the long road trip in a big car on good roads with music blasting and the miles going by rapidly out the window. It was lovely. Even more lovely were the the (too) few days I enjoyed in LA with a few friends. Several hours one day were spent with a visit to the Getty Center, perched on its hilltop in the Cahuenga pass – the first time I’d been up there since a wonderful trip with Mom in early 2013, during which we watched an outdoor dance performance taking place all across the sprawling grounds and gardens. (See photos of that performance, and of Mom enjoying the grounds with our cousin Pat, here: https://somuchworldsolittletime.com/2013/04/15/creeks-peaks-streets-malingering-in-la/ Since then, they’ve added more outdoor sculpture around the gardens which I (and Mom) always loved…meaning she’d have loved it all even more now, so I made sure to enjoy it extra much in her memory :-). It was also pride month, and Santa Monica marked the occasion with seasonal lighting on the Third Street Promenade. Capitalism at its best, eh?

5 responses

  1. Hi Paul! Wow, this brings back memories! The Getty really is a lovely place! And that was such a fun visit back in 2013!

    November 22, 2019 at 03:47

  2. Your pictures are terrific, as usual!

    November 22, 2019 at 10:02

  3. Gretchen Thomas

    So glad to be getting your great blog. I read it eagerly. I figure if you can meditate there, I can meditate here. (Melbourne)

    November 24, 2019 at 12:36

    • Thanks, Gretchen – so glad you’re enjoy it. It’s wonderful to think of all of us sitting and holding each other in our hearts, wherever we may be in the world :-).

      November 24, 2019 at 16:19

  4. Sam Craig

    Beautiful! The view and sculptures remind me somewhat of the view over Florence that I’ve seen – I guess the terrain is pretty similar. Thanks for sharing!

    December 31, 2019 at 17:37

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