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Getty Villa: It’s All About the Glass!!

Welcome to the Getty Villa!! Photo by mjb2010
Welcome to the Getty Villa!! Photo by mjb2010
missjunebug's Super Fav: Mini-Me-style Ancient Skeleton!! Photo by mjb2010
missjunebug's Super Fav: Mini-Me-style Ancient Skeleton!! Photo by mjb2010

missjunebug sees clearly that for her and many others it’s all about the glass at the Getty Villa. The glass and the tiny skeleton!! Molten Glass of ancient times is truly an awesome thing.

Yes, the urns are gorgeous in their understated blacks and oranges and reds and whites, telling stories of the Trojan War. Yes, the statuary of animals, gods, emperors, and even a few everyday peeps  are well, statuesque! Yes, the grounds are exquisite replete with meticulously groomed herb gardens, fanciful fountains, and shapely trees.

But nothing comes close to the wonder of ancient glass on display in a little room on the 2nd floor at the Getty Villa! Delicate, frothy, molded, mosaic, milky, crystal clear, striped, sparkly, multi-colored yellows, greens, blues, golds, and reds swirled like ribbon candy from a Christmas stocking!

Delicious eye candy! Amazing ancient artisans! Take a look:

Shiny, Pretty Things! Photo by mjb2010
Shiny, Pretty Things! Photo by mjb2010
Shiny, Pretty Things Part Deux! Photo by mjb2010
Shiny, Pretty Things Part Deux! Photo by mjb2010
Nifty Vases! Photo by mjb2010
Nifty Vases! Photo by mjb2010
Lovely x 10! Photo by mjb2010
Lovely x 10! Photo by mjb2010
What a color palette! Photo by mjb2010
What a color palette! Photo by mjb2010
Seriously one of mjb's Favs! Photo by mjb2010
Seriously one of mjb's Favs! Photo by mjb2010
Exquisite Doesn't Even Come Close! Photo by mjb2010
Exquisite Doesn't Even Come Close! Photo by mjb2010
Glass Cutaways that Reveal Beautiful Secrets of Structure! Photo by mjb2010
Glass Cutaways that Reveal Beautiful Secrets of Structure! Photo by mjb2010