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California, also known as the “Golden State” is not only the most popular state in the U.S but also the third largest state after Texas and Alaska. If you are planning to visit this state with a perfect Mediterranean climate where the sun always shines, there are a couple of...Read More
California, also known as the “Golden State” is not only the most popular state in the U.S but also the third largest state after Texas and Alaska. If you are planning to visit this state with a perfect Mediterranean climate where the sun always shines, there are a couple of places that you simply must visit even if you are not a fan of architecture. The style in which the buildings and regular homes are constructed will make you fall in love structures.
It is located in the hills above West part of Los Angeles, and what makes this architectural masterpiece different than any other is the design itself that resembles a modernist city placed on top of a hill. Famous architect Richard Meier designs this complex of galleries containing European masterpieces, photography and decorative art. Visiting this structure and attending exhibits that it has to offer is totally free as Paul Getty J., the philanthropist that made all of this possible, intended. Art fans and alike will enjoy guided tours whose solely purpose is to provide additional information about art, photography and structure itself mentioning the construction history, founders of Project and selfless investing factions.
This one is a must-visit kind of place where the sight of the structure alone makes the person observing become engulfed in the feeling of amazement and appreciation towards architectural design. The building itself resembles a metal origami, due to the shape of building corners, that is covered in metal panels that only add to the beauty of the structure. The exterior designed was inspired by Frank Gehry’s project of a modern shopping mall with an artistic touch. Enjoying quartets and sextets of professionals performing the most popular symphonies is the main attraction that brings emancipated classic music fans together where they can discuss art related topics.
Along with classy columns and unusually noticeable cupola painted in perfect white, this structure resembles a mini version of U.S Capitol that already exists in Washington, D.C. If you plan on visiting it, you should take a tour to improve your knowledge about buildings’ history and architecture in late 1860’s. The tour guide will explain all about the restoration projects of Treasurer’s office, as well as Governor and Secretary of State’s office. They were planned to be removed in the original concept of the building, but as authorities concluded that they should be restored to their former glory, the decision was changed in the favor of keeping them.
California is indeed one of the best states to visit if you want to admire the architectural designs and engineering. So if you haven’t decided which U.S state to choose and go to and spend your vacation or business trip this might be the place for you if you have any interests in art, architecture, and music. If above-mentioned places aren’t enough for you, you should ask your tour guide about other significant places worth visiting in search for knowledge of building’s history.