I was disappointed that I never made it to Santa Monica Beach earlier in the day. I think it was due to this that I felt as though I should try to do something else. I therefore convinced Ross we should visit the Getty Center. Though neither of us are particularly interested in art exhibitions, I knew that Ross would geek out over the architecture of the buildings. I was right! After some lunch, both of us enjoyed exploring the grounds and taking photographs. We of course took in the exhibitions that were on at the time. There were a few interesting exhibits and my personal favourite was ‘The Scandalous Art of James Ensor’. Some of his work was considered very controversial and rebellious at the time it was created and it was clear why. The themes were grotesque, eccentric and bizarre.

The Getty Center also has beautiful landscaped gardens. At the time we visited California was experiencing a water drought so none of the water features were running but the gardens were still in full bloom. The views across to downtown LA were also stunning.




Have you visited the Getty Center?

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Hello, I'm Donna. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2013 and started this blog shortly after. After my health declined significantly the following year, I decided to become my own advocate and searched for answers. It took two years but, in 2016, I finally discovered I had Lyme Disease. On February Stars, I share my personal journey back to better health; discussing what has helped me and the mistakes I've made along the way. I also cover topics on self-improvement, managing symptoms and living life to the fullest with chronic illness.


  1. Nope. I do love art but I never made it up there. However I did spend a lot of time in front of the Van Goghs at the Norton Simon. 🙂

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