getty museum is at once a part of los angeles, but also completely separate from it. that is not by accident, visitors are given a slow trolley ride up a hill, never hinting at the museum details that await. the slow ride is worth the wait and the anticipation. once on top of the hill, the getty museum reveals to be many museums in one, combined by an earth-inspired architecture and facade that give the museum a solid and permanent feeling. it looks over los angeles, competing for attention with famous letters on that other hollywood hill.
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