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Playing Statues at the Getty Villa

May 12, 2011
DSC_5899, originally uploaded by Chez VH.

The Getty Villa, in Malibu, California, is a model of the Villa of the Papyri, uncovered in the excavations at Herculaneum (a lesser-known neighbor to Pompeii, also buried in the same volcanic eruption). It’s a museum that specializes in antiquities from Greece and Rome and also features an amphitheatre (we had some fun playing with the acoustics there), a lovely children’s program and beautiful gardens. There is no admission fee, but you have to make reservations ahead of time and they do charge for parking. Not a bad deal on the whole!

We were only able to take the four younger kids as Ria was visiting Thomas Aquinas College and Gus was golfing with his cousin. We had a lovely visit and especially enjoyed the “Family Forum”.

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