LA sunset: perpetual twilight

Twilight at the Getty Center, perched above the city and the ocean.

I just spent five days in LA, scurrying from museum to museum, soaking up as much art and sunshine as possible. I had two great traveling companions, my mom and my Aunt T. We visited the Getty Center and Getty Villa; LACMA and the LaBrea tar pits by moonlight; the Huntington Library and an odd little place with a long name: The Museum of Jurassic Technology. And we saw Mick Jagger, fellow art lover! (Just last week I was at the Met in New York on the same day as Mick -- the usually grim guards were apopleptic!)

Who knew LA was so green? We arrived after a winter of heavy rains, and were rewarded with abundant plant life on every hill and overpass. LA is louder, brighter, more sun-bleached than reality. It's like a movie.