|The Getty Villa, overlooking the Pacific, is a great replication of Classical architecture. There's even an herb garden with herbs native to the Mediterranean, my favorite was the lemon scented thyme!|
Art is an element of culture that refines and gives substance to an individual. At any museum, the Villa being no exception, I feel very artsy fartsy and educated (I'm taking ART 104: Art History from Renaissance to Modern, so I had some background knowledge of sculpture, architecture, and art methods).
|Venus, a marble statue from Rome.|
|Victorious Youth, a Greek bronze sculpture.|
If you have some spare time, visit a museum! It could be art or historical, but they are so much fun because you get to learn and see some of the most spectacular things. Plus, they're mostly free for students and you end up only having to pay for parking.
Culture is meant to be appreciated! Southern California is bustling with cultural centers and world famous museums. Who wants to say they lived two hours away from Los Angeles and never visited the Norton Simon Museum or the Getty Center? Not I, that's why I am going to make it a point to visit those two by the end of the year.
|This vase reminded me of Hercules. Fun Fact! Hercules is actually Roman, the Greek version of Hercules is named Heracles (Your childhood was lie, basically).|
|This floor was an optical illusion and I could not stop staring at it!|
Wherever you live there is probably a museum of some sort. If you think museums are boring, read the plaques on sculptures you see in local parks or go exploring in your grandparent's basement, I'm sure there are some cultural artifacts in there!