Saturday, September 18, 2010


This maze is part of a wonderful ornamental garden at the Getty Museum - very close clipped flowering hedges looking as though they're floating in the middle of a pond, on a kind of verdant shelf overlooking the Westside and, somewhere in the haze, the Pacific. The whole setting looks as though it's a futuristic version of Tuscany - it reminded me much of Fiesole. That being said, it seemed very evasive to be taking touristy pictures having seen the documentary photographs inside, which - whether of Vietnam or medics doing surgery in Iraq or of Mennonites in Mexico - were graphic, and disturbing, and affecting in all kinds of ways, and so jarred very strangely with the setting and its shiny white opulence.

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