So my stay in San Diego was awesome. Had loads of fun . Saw the zoo and the wild animal park , had my first cup of tea-that-does-not-suck in amerika (though it was , like all american hot bevarages, served cold ) , played the guitar after ages , learnt 3 chords on the mandolin (Ami , G and F ….so basically now I can play ‘all along the watchtower ‘ on the mandolin! whohoo!) Man Utd won. Hung out with my sister’s friends (they’re all crazy , so it was a blast …very entertaining) It wasn’t very weird for me since I do have friends of their age but the guys I know are very mature people like these two . So it was a different experience.
Now we’re in LA. I got real tea . NOT the bagged , cold crap you get here. Proper boil-water-and-put-in-tea-leaves tea. I feel so good now.
On the drive , I saw ‘the world famous San Fernando valley!’ .
Yesterday we went to the Getty museum . It was way more fun than going to the museum in San Diego which had all Indian paintings .
The Getty collection is awesome. Van Gogh’s Irises was probably the most expensive painting I saw. The highlight for me was seeing three paintings by Claude Monet: Bridge over the Water Lillies , Sunrise(which started the Impressionist movement) and another one whose name I’ve forgotten. They were awesome. Impressionism looks way better in real life than on wikipedia.
I really loved the paintings byVernet .The detail in them is amazing. I also learnt that Cuyp , Hobbema and Pissarro are all super brilliant and I would love to buy some of their stuff sometime (I guess I won’t be able to afford Monet unless I invent a perpetual motion machine or something )
Oh , actually another highlight was seeing paintings by Rembrandt . They were awesome. The detail in them is crazy. It’s even more than Vernet.
Today we went to Malibu beach. It was really beautiful . Kinda deserted (which apparently is weird out here considering Memorial Day Weekend is sorta a big deal here) . We did some hardcore tourist-giri and took pics on the lifeguard tower and all. The lifeguard was , well , very bored , and was more than willing to let us do it. The rest of the day was spent in socialising (something I , to put it very nicely , totally suck at).
We’ll probably visit the Griffith Observatory tomorrow. Off for now.