This Week’s Theme: Floors
Located in the Outer Peristyle, the largest garden at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, CA, Mary, of It’s All About the Pretty, captured this angled overhead view of the garden’s impressive stone bench with its stunning mandala stone floor. How awesome would it be to sit and meditate in the center of that floor! oooooooooommmmmmmmm ❤
[after extensive renovations]… Reopened on January 28, 2006, the Getty Villa shows Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens. The art is arranged by themes, e.g., Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War. The new architectural plan surrounding the Villa – which was conceived by Boston architects Machado and Silvetti Associates (who were also responsible for the plans for the renovated museum) – is designed to simulate an archaeological dig. Architectural Record has praised their work on the Getty Villa as “a near miracle – a museum that elicits no smirks from the art world…. a masterful job… crafting a sophisticated ensemble of buildings, plazas, and landscaping that finally provides a real home for a relic of another time and place.”
About Mary and “It’s All About the Pretty“:
Its all about the pretty, is everything I love from creating a piece of art to tips on how to paint a clean edge on your wall, to making a patio dining table. … Come join me to find the pretty in life! A little decorating, a little gardening, a little girl talk, and all the crazy things that inspire me.
Inspiration for Today
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi