Monday, April 23, 2012

Whimsical and Delirious

When I was strolling through the museum at Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades last week, I watched for fascinting doors and windows.
Here is an interesting sample.  The Getty Villa is essentially a museum built as a replica of an ancient Roman villa. The Romans loved bright colors and ornamentation.  The outer court walls are painted with images for examples.
Which are the painted doors and windows and which are the real windows?

The real door leading to the kitchen gardens.


toby said...

Wow, those are definitely cool - and tricky! Great find!
Thanks for participating in WWDD! We're a rare breed, it seems :) but even if there are only a few of us, I still have fun looking for something new each week!

Ralph said...

We all love a mystery...especially in these bold colors portals. I cannot seem to decide. A visual conundrum!

Tracy said... the big, bold colors are the top! And the doors to the kitchen gardens have such elegant design. Very inspiring to see! Later this week and be away in Vienna for a few days. See you soon again in blogland, Willow! :o) ((HUGS))

Heather Ozee said...

I love the replica :)
Hugs to my buddy Willow!

Robin said...

What a wild door/trompe l'oeil combo, it's fabulous!

Knitting Linguist said...

I love things that that! Time to get back to the Getty, clearly :)

Linnea said...

What a nice find!

marilyn.mchardy said...

Weren't you lucky to be there on a relatively uncrowded day. Chances for uncluttered photography were rare, but possible! Some days, not so much. I'm still puzzling over how much of the real door's entirety is slightly open -- despite having been there.