November 1, 2015 – Sun, 80 degrees
Miles Today: 25
Miles to Date: 9,313
States to Date: 25
The Getty Center is the Shangri-La of high culture, an Italian hill town of inviting walks and amazing views sliced into precise 5’-0” squares. It’s so thoughtfully conceived you’re never lost, but never dominated by any form or space either. Yes, there are organizing axes and a central atrium. But unless the tour guides point them out, they are references you feel rather than dictums you obey. I spent all day there, took a few tours, wandered aimlessly, and met my niece and her beau there. The beautiful museum objects are well displayed, but it’s the architecture that creates lingering memory. On a warm Sunday afternoon with a light breeze, The Getty Center is perhaps the most prefect place on earth.
Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA.
My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition.
During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question.
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I visited that museum a couple years ago with two architects no less which did enhance the experience. Beautiful place.