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    Zuma Beach

    by Sienlu Written Oct 1, 2014

    Zuma beach is one of the largest and most visited beaches in Los Angeles County. It is visited more because it is considered a healthier beach for it's clean water conditions. It also a good spot for surfing and hosts several events each year.

    You can get there by taking the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway), which is a great ride thanks to the view.

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    The Malibu Lagoon Museum

    by Yaqui Written Jul 18, 2014

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    The Malibu Lagoon Museum adjoins Adamson House (located in the carriage house) and contains an intriguing collection of artifacts, rare photographs, and documents depicting the colorful history of Malibu. The museum takes the visitor from the early Chumash Indian era through the Spanish California culture. Here is an excellent opportunity to relive the genteel and romantic ranching days of the famed Rindge and Adamson families and learn about dramatic episodes in Malibu's rich history: the Malibu Railroad; the 50-room Castle on the Hill; the 17-year legal battle over a Malibu highway; the Malibu movie colony; the Malibu Dam, and much more.~The Malibu Lagoon Museum

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    Getty Villa~Tours~Free

    by Yaqui Written Jul 18, 2014

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    The tours at the Getty Villa are free. They provide you with a Hearing Monitor that hooks over your ear, so the tour guide can speak without having to talk over everyone. You hear him or her perfectly. They give you a basic tour, but it is filled with tons of wonderful info. Very much worth your time. The guide was standing in the center of the bottom of the theatre with a sign of the time of the next tour.

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    East Wall Garden~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Written Jul 18, 2014

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    Beyond the East stair in the Museum lies the East Garden, one of the most tranquil spaces at the Villa. This walled sanctuary is shaded by sycamore and laurel trees and animated by splashing water from two sculptural fountains. Theatrical masks adorn the mosaic-and-shell fountain on the east wall, while sculpted bronze civet heads spout playful streams from the fountain at the center of the space~The Getty Villa.

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    The Mazarin Venus~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Written Jul 18, 2014

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    Venus, the goddess of love, stands nude, grasping a piece of cloth around her hips. The dolphin at her feet supports the figure and alludes to the goddess's birth from the sea. This depiction of Venus ultimately derived from an extremely popular Greek statue created by the sculptor Praxiteles about 350 B.C. Indeed Praxiteles' statue was so popular that, beginning around 100 B.C., many artists created variations on his theme of the naked Venus.

    This statue is a Roman reproduction of one of those Hellenistic variants. In 1509 it was discovered in Rome, where it contributed to the Renaissance revival of the Classical tradition. Scholars once believed that this statue was owned by Cardinal Mazarin, advisor to Louis XIV, king of France. Although this is unlikely, the statue is still known to many as the Mazarin Venus.

    During its long history, the statue has been heavily damaged. The breasts, as well as parts of the cloth, arms, and dolphin, are restored. The head probably belonged to another ancient statue. Marks on the back of the statue have been interpreted as gunshot wounds suffered during the French Revolution, although this story may be based more in romance than in fact.~The Getty Villa

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    The Lansdowne Herakles~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 18, 2014

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    This sculpture was one of J. Paul Getty's most prized possessions and inspired him to build this Museum in the style of ancient Roman villa. The statue, representing the Greek hero Herakles with his lionskin and club, was discovered in 1790 near the villa of the Roman emperor Hadrian (ruled A.D. 117-138) at Tivoli, Italy. It was purchased in 1792 by an English collector, the Margquess of Lansdowne, to become part of his extensive private collection of ancient sculpture. Shortly after its discovery, the statue was reworked in Rome, probably by Carlo Albacini, a prominent restorer. A spirit of purism caused it to be stripped of its restorations in the 1970s, but these historical additions were reintegrated in the 1990s to present the work as it appeared in the eighteenth century.

    You'll have to forgive me for covering him up, I didn't want to offend anyone in VT...:^)

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    Antiquity~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Written Jul 18, 2014

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    First Photo is the Head of Emeperor Augustus, Roman, 25-1 B.C. Marble
    Augustus, the first Roman emperor (ruled 27 B.C. - A.D. 14)

    Second Photo is Faustina the Elder, Roman, from Asis Minor (present -day Turkey), A.D. 140-160 Marble. Faustina the Elder (died A.D. 141), wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius (ruled A.D. 138 161) was deified upon her death, and temples were established for her worship.

    Third Photo is the Head of Julia Titi, Roman, about A.D. 90, Marble and pigment. Julia Titi was the daughter of Emeror Titus (ruled A.D. 79-81). The deeply drilled curls and jewelry adorned head, attests to the opulence period during the reign of the Flavian emperors(A.D. 68-96).

    Fourth Photo is Portrait of a Woman as Cybele, Roman abut A.D. 50, Marble. The Roman goddess Cybele, protector of cities and wild animals, inspired a popular cult among women. It was believed she brought fertility and harmony into the household. Her attributes a cornucopia, a lion, and a crown in the shape of city walls.

    Fifth photo is Bust of a Woman, Possibly Octavia Minor, Roman, 20-19 B.C. Marble. Octavia the sister of Emperor Augustus (ruled 27 B.C.-A.D. 14), was married to Marc Anthony as part of a political strategy to build an alliance between their families.

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    Outer Garden Pond and Inner Peristyle~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 18, 2014

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    The herb garden has this beautiful pool that is the centerpiece of the herb garden. The waterspout of Silenos is very unique because it is a reproduction of one found in the atrium of the Villa dei Papris in Herculaneum‎. The Inner Peristyle provides an intimate resting spot at the center of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Around a narrow reflecting pool sit replicas of finds from the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, including square marble basins and bronze statues depicting women who have come to draw water from a stream.

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    Herb Garden~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 18, 2014

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    At the Getty Villa, plants and fruit trees native to the Mediterranean region have been arranged in ornamental patterns and labeled with their botanical and common names. Of all the gardens in a Roman house, the most funtional was the herb garden (hortus). In antiquity, these gardens provided the kitchen with vegetables and seasonings for cooking. Plants were also grown for their color, fragrance, and medicinal properties. Trees provided fruit and the pond for irrigation, drinking, cooking, and bathing.

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    Outer Peristyle Sculptures~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 18, 2014

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    The statues are replicas of bronzes excavated from the Villa dei Papiri in the 1700s. They represent philosophers, political figures, deities, athletes, and animals. Their locations approximate the findspots of their ancient counterparts.

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    Outer Peristyle Colonades~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 18, 2014

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    The Getty Villa replicates the very beautiful Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum. These Roman homes had a area called, the Outer Peristyle. These colonnades that surround the center garden create a place for strolling and conversation. The walls are painted with garlands strung with theatrical masks between columns, a motif copied from the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale. The walls contain whimsical, lifelike images of lizards, birds and insects. The north wall is painted with illusionistic landscapes and architecture as well as elements copied from frescoles of an imperial villa in Opintis and the Villa dei Papiri. This murals were painted by Garth Benton.

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    Outer Peristyle Pool~Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Written Jul 18, 2014

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    Outer Peristyle is a outdoor garden of Roman houses or villas. The outer peristyle were usually very grand and the centerpiece of there homes. One feature, a long central pool that is about a meter deep and was used for either swimming or fish farming. The Getty Villa replicates the Villa dei Papiri pool, as you can see is absolutely gorgious!.

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    Adamson House State Park

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 14, 2014

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    The house was built in 1929 by Rhoda Agatha Rindge and Merritt Adamson. It was designed by architect, Stiles Clements. It was only a summer home for many years till in 1937 it became a year around home. This two-story house even has an elevator, which was installed specifically for Mrs. Adamson in 1958. She lived in the home till she died in 1962. The State of California purchased the property in 1968.

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    WALK THE MALIBU PIER

    by travelgourmet Updated Jul 12, 2014

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    California here I come. I want to see the Pacific Ocean. What about surfers? So, it is Southern California I want to see. The land of Gidget and Moondoggie. Surf's Up! What better place to see this than from the Malibu Pier. Looking out to Surfriders Beach on one side and Carbon Beach on the other. Surfers and waves to billionaires beachfront homes. All seen from the Malibu Pier. A few hours can be spent on the pier watching the ocean or the surfers. Maybe you are here during whale watching season. Boat tours to see the whales are from the Malibu Beach Supply Company located at the water end of the Pier, where in the summer you can tour the Malibu coastlne from the "Malibu Surfrider" tour boat to see the homes of the celebreties and stars that live in the "Malibu Colony" area of Malibu, California.

    MALIBU PIER ON PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY GIANT GATES OPEN TO THE MALIBU PIER SPORTFISHING STORE ON MALIBU PIER LOOKING BACK TOWARD THE HILLS FROM MALIBU PIER MALIBU PIER STAIRCASE TO THE FISHING OR TOUR BOATS
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    The Getty Villa

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 6, 2014

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    It was built in 1970's by Paul Getty in the styled after a Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy. When we entered, I didn't understand the walkway down a serious of stairs within a corridor of concrete walls. Yet, from above it look somewhat familiar and after doing some reading its suppose to represent an archaeological excavation. From above you can see the beautiful architecture of a Rome Villa and the ancient replica of a 450-seat outdoor classical theater called the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Tucked into the far corner is a lovely pond.There are elevators to the different levels for those with disabilities.

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