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Museum

The Getty Villa

I haven’t been to the Getty Villa since it was remodeled so that means not for many years. In many ways it hasn’t changed despite the new parking garage, ampitheater and restaurant. There is more display room for the Roman/Greek/ancient artifacts since the paintings and furniture that were on display are now at the main Getty Museum site.

So… some photos.

The ampitheater.

Getty Villa Museum

The trompe loeil paintings of the main building. Hopefully done with a responsible use of HDR techniques to bring out the detail.

Getty Villa Museum

…and, of course, I have to make use of the fisheye lens.

Getty Villa Museum

More of my Getty photos are here… http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsphotos/sets/72157622555201288/

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Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Museum of Jurassic Technology on Venice Blvd in Culver City, CA is a very fun place to visit.  Best described as a “cabinet of curiousities” and best left unexplained as well.  It’s one of those places that you just have to visit and experience.  Since the interior of the museum is very, very dark it’s very difficult to get decent photos but, of course, I tried.  So here are a few of my favorites.

This is a picture of … well I’m not sure … but it looks cool.
Museum of Jurrasic Technology

…and yet another interesting thing.
Museum of Jurrasic Technology

…and even more technological mysteries
Museum of Jurrasic Technology

To continue with this very uninformative post, something else interesting…
Museum of Jurrasic Technology

Sculptures on the heads of pins…
Museum of Jurrasic Technology

The museum has several mobile home dioramas.
Museum of Jurrasic Technology

Museum of Jurassic Technology 4.19.08

More neat scientific equipment. Mad scientists should especially like this museum.
The Museum Of Jurassic Technology

And even folk cures…. No, I really can’t explain this.
Museum of Jurassic Technology 4.19.08

…and I almost forgot the library with some very interesting titles as well as a whole section devoted to Napoleon.
Museum of Jurrasic Technology