getty center, 2 (walk and talk)

robert irwin, the artist who designed the getty center gardens, planned a walk down to the azalea pool that, in its broad arcs scythes across the downhill plain in ever widening strokes. the gravel path crosses a stream (a “water feature” that would be the envy of any neighborhood, even brentwood) that cascades down an ever diminishing rocky cavalcade–from large boulders at the top to a mosaic of narrow rectangular rough tiles and then rushes into the pool that supports the azalea maze.

DSC08093it is a path that begs to be walked and talked, whether with your companions or with strangers. the towering arbors blooming with bougainvillea are a counterpoint to the abrupt angles of the center clad in its travertine stone.




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