Los Angeles Photos

17:08 Sun 05 Nov 2006. Updated: 08:47 07 Nov 2006
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I went to Los Angeles last weekend, visiting my friends Brian and Anne. While there I used my camera for the first time in months, and I post some of the better shots below.

On Saturday night we went to Santa Monica pier, and I don’t think I managed to quite capture below the amazing light at sunset:

Santa Monica pier at night

On Monday I went to the La Brea Tar Pits, and having just read this article, the installation of dying and distraught mastodons profoundly disturbed me.

The cruel spectacle of a dying mastodon

I appreciated the hundreds of dire wolf skulls, though.

A wall of dire wolf skulls

I found the Tar Pits and attendant museum interesting, although the apparent fascination with grim animal deaths perturbed me.

Tuesday found me at the Getty Center, quite impressed by the amazing view and the architecture.

Side shot of one of the Getty Center buildings

A piece of the Getty Museum juts out towards L.A.

Architectural shadowplay at the Getty Center

Sunset reflected at the Getty Center

Trees at the Getty Center

The tram at the Getty Center

Looking out alongside a wall at the Getty Center

Looking over the painting “A View of the Grand Canal: Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana from Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo” c. 1740 by Bernardo Bellotto, I thought about what an incredible amount of work painting takes, and took a detail shot to underscore this.

'A View of the Grand Canal' by Bellotto

A detail from 'A View of the Grand Canal' by Bellotto

I also took shots of the moonrise and the sunset.

Moonrise over the Getty Museum

Sunset from the Getty Museum

One Response to “Los Angeles Photos”

  1. Mum & Dad Says:

    Nice photos, tho we can’t blow up to get a better view.

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