by cheri block
I toured the Getty Center on Tuesday after a long limo ride from downtown L.A.
Maroun did his best to entertain me while in transit, getting off the blocked artery known as the Santa Monica Freeway and driving up La Cienega Blvd. to Sunset Blvd. I interviewed him from the backseat about Lebanon, the current state of affairs in Syria, and yoga centers. He had lots of opinions and color about the first two topics.
We arrived at the Getty at 11:00 a.m. and he promised to be back by 3:00.
As you can see for yourself, the Getty Center is an elegant statement of simplicity.
And since I was visiting by myself, my visit was simple too.
In a city which reeks of complexity, the Getty stands as an affront to the busy and the distracted.
What is distracting and what is enhancing?
That is an important question for us all to answer.