California: The weekend

Well, my plans to blog daily on this trip have fallen through. My schedule has been jam-packed. On Saturday alone, I spent time in four separate towns: Ventura (I recommend Le Petite Paris), Los Olivos, Solvang and Santa Barbara (be sure to see the courthouse).
Yesterday, my friend took me to Getty Villa which is a stunning Roman style villa complete with gardens and Greco-Roman art. The Cyrus cylinder is on display right now: as in King Cyrus of Persia, the same one written about in the book of Daniel. To see a clay cylinder he wrote on was kind of incredible.

At Getty Center we took in the breathtaking views of Los Angeles and I saw some incredible photography by Abelardo Morrell: large format camera obscura images. Stunning! After dinner, I finally got to dance in Los Angeles. Imagine a warehouse full of old set pieces and props like the sign for cabaret, movie posters, a welcome to Las Vegas sign and you’ll get the idea of where this was. A place called the Set Shop hosts a Halloween dance. The place was fascinating and the music was great. I wish I could have taken pictures in there but it was too dark and I was there to dance.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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