I could write about the J Paul Getty Museum for days. In fact, I’m sure there are already volumes of books about it’s many different facets: Its architecture, it’s collections, its location, its sordid history, and even the great (and seemingly miserly) Getty himself.

I’ll spare you all of that, and instead tell you that I spent the afternoon there taking the following photos and deciding the top 10 reasons why you should visit The Getty:

  1. Its stunningly beautiful architecture on any type of day.
  2. Its magnificent picturesque gardens that’ll turn any Instagram into an art collection.
  3. Its wonderful and vast collection of art.
  4. Its majestic views of Los Angeles and surrounding valley.
  5. The cafe is not bad. No, really.
  6. It’s air-conditioned.
  7. The free tours of the grounds and the collections.
  8. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
  9. It’s a great place to have a picnic on the grass.
  10. It’s free.

Yeah. In the crowded, overpopulated, and scammy/scummy depths of Los Angeles, the Getty remains free to the public. Just a $15 parking fee. I mean, duh, dude. Here are some pictures I took of the artwork: Message me if you want to know more about anything.