In the Outer Peristyle garden, a bronze sculpture is placed as it would appear at the Villa dei Papiri.
Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston redesigned the Getty Villa site, a 12-year undertaking. Upon reopening in 2006, a contemporary take on an ancient structure emerged on the Getty campus: A 450-seat open-air classical amphitheater; approached from a new elevated walkway. T, my traveling companion, waits patiently.
provide structure, abetted by sweet violets. The Outer Peristyle's formal pool ... edged in ivy topiaries.
An inviting destination year-round: Admission to Getty Villa is free, however, advance timed tickets are required.
The Lion Head Fountain adorns the Herb Garden, planted with medicinal, culinary, & species with religious significance. Fruit and fragrance meld here amid plums and limes, olive and quince, peach and fig trees; the earth blanketed in ground-covering lemon balm.
The Inner Peristyle's intimate confines center upon a lovely reflecting pool,
while marble basins punctuate each corner of the garden.
Women drawn to a stream are replicated in the garden's bronze sculptures.
Click on links below - Getty Villa Part I & II