tag: travel photography
October 16, 2013
(Note: I had hoped to keep my backlog of posts from the summer in some kind of chronological order, but my last-minute jaunt to Paris kind of jammed up the works. So you’re going to get California posts all mixed in with Paris posts, which actually feels more true to my life nowadays. You can find all of the post from this summer’s road trip here!)
So I have this roommate, J. He’s not my roommate now, but we lived together in Santa Monica during my last year of college and a couple years after that. I’m sure that, one of these days, years in the future, we’ll find ourselves living in the same house again. I call him my eternal roommate.
So when I first met J, he was a scrawny, geeky Ph.D. candidate in the electrical engineering department at UCLA, constantly pale from hours of laboring under the florescent lights of a basement lab. Now he’s the CEO of a tech startup funded by some of the biggest names in the game, with a house set into the hills of San Jose, out of which he runs said startup.
J offered to let us crash at his place when O and I took our road trip into NorCal, and of course I was curious as to his new digs — but I couldn’t have been more surprised to find that he and his compatriots live in such comparative luxury. I mean, just look at that “office”!
Proud doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Music to travel by: Little Talks [Of Monsters and Men / Into the Woods]
September 1, 2013
Here is a bit more from the Getty Villa. It’s one of those places where it’s hard for me to put my camera away.
August 31, 2013
The thing about having visitors from out of town for a long time is this: suddenly, you end up being incredibly busy on the weekends doing touristy things that you would never think to do in your own hometown.
O was visiting for all of August. I decided to take him to the Getty Villa, the less-lauded branch of the Getty Museum, for the simple fact that it’s way prettier (in my opinion) than the main museum over the Sepulveda Pass.
The Getty Villa is modeled after a Roman villa, the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, and houses the Getty’s antiquities collection. Built into the side of a hill in Malibu (or technically, Pacific Palisades) that directly faces the ocean, there are constant cool, salty breezes that cool the outdoor areas of the museum.