Making The Most Of A Rainy Day
We awoke to a drizzly day and decided to head out to the Paul Getty Center Museum. Where we wanted to go and GPS wanted to lead us were two different things. The GPS kept trying to take us to a back road to the center that was closed with a huge 2m high fence.
After getting lost we ended up driving through Bel Air and Beverly Hills. I had my eyes wide open looking for famous people. We ended up at Rodeo Drive, where we parked and had a stroll. This street is made up of shops that are owned by designers eg Prada, Cartier etc. It is also the most expensive place to own a shop in the world. Shop space is really, really expensive to own.
The owner of the Hugo Boss shop had his Bugatti out the front. Apparently it always sits there when he boss is in. I took a photo - so check out the photo album.
I went into a nice dress shop because they had dresses in my favorite "aqua blue" color. It was lovely - like a normal dress that I would see in any shop, EXCEPT the price was $1750. Oh My Gosh! I touched a dress worth $1750 - I didn't dare try it on! The shops were beautiful but only for the rich and famous. I kept my eyes peeled for anyone famous that I could take a photo of but alas none came my way.
We then had a stern talk to the GPS and made our way to the Getty Center. It is free, except for parking. The man who envisaged the Getty Center was an oil baron called Paul J Getty. He was extremely rich and loved to collect pieces of art and beautiful period pieces of furniture. He actually acquired a lot of his collection when the great depression was on as he had money and other people needed money desperately - so they sold their precious things to him for cash. His collection is now part of the museum along with donated and lent items from other people and museums. It was a beautiful place that was full of beautiful things, including really old bibles in Latin and awesome gardens.
After that we headed out to Universal Studios for a walk around the city walk. There I found a Lolly Shop with the biggest box of nerds ever. The shops where interesting and just looking at them was extremely entertaining. The best bit was that music played through the whole complex with huge TV screens showing the video clips.
Lots of fun was had on this rainy day!