Trip to the Getty
This past Wednesday, I, along with four other teachers, took 45 middle school students to the Getty for a field trip. Sounds like a nightmare, but actually we had a great time. Here are my five favorite things about the Getty:
1. Leonardo da Vinci's sketches - This is the special exhibit going on at the Getty right now. It was incredible seeing a glimpse into da Vinci's mind through his sketches. They ranged from sketches of sculptures he had planned to face muscles to children to construction plans.
2. Rembrandt's paintings - I know very little about art, so I was excited to see that one particular artist stood out to me out of hundreds. Rembrandt's paintings were remarkable and the colors looked unreal.
3. The Getty's Central Garden - The Getty is known for its gardents, but the Central Garden was spectacular. We couldn't have come at a more appropriate time since the weather was perfect and nearly all of the flowers were in full bloom. The designer attempted to create a garden that reflected California's plants, as well as other Mediterranean plants.4. The bouganvillas - These are one of Rob's favorite flowers he's planted for us, so it was incredible to see a humongous tree-shaped trellis filled and overflowing with this vine. 5. The spectacular views and perfect weather
If you get a chance, go before the flowers fade and da Vinci is gone!