Zuma Beach. Home to the inspiration for much of Neil Young's "Zuma" album. "Where the sun hits the water, and the mountains meet the sand ... " The Huntington Library was astounding: unfortunately the special exhibit; From Flanders to Florence didn't allow photography. Finally, the La Brea tar pits visit fulfilled a life-long dream.
A trip to the Getty. The architecture I found stunning, the art--not so much. Nonetheless, some favorites. View to the south. Corot. Sisley. Kirchner. David Parks, ahh, a style that mesmerized me back in the day. The late Irwin Weiss, Philadelphia painter, had this approach among others. A shame more of Weiss' work isn't available on the web.
For my first visit to California I made it to several museums and the beach, was appropriately stuck in traffic for hours and ate well. I'll post pictures from my favorite museum visit: the astounding private collection of Norton Simon in Pasadena.
From top left to lower right ... Van Gogh, Degas, a very curious and delightful Corot, Corot again, Rembrandt, then three details from Palma Vecchio's Venus and Cupid in a Landscape, Shiva, and Buddha setting.