Saturday 24 September
Today, we breakfasted at Mel's Diner around the corner again. We then purchased daytickets for the public transport and trouped down to Sunset Boulevard to catch the bus. A bus change later we arrived at the Getty Center which is an imposing and even intimidating collection of buildings. The overall effect is impressive but far from inviting which, in my opinion, good architecture should be. We saw a part of the permanent collection: the 17th and 19th century European paintings and two temporary showings of Illuminated Manuscripts and a show called London Calling which displayed Freud, Bacon and four other contemporaries. It was a very good exhibition. We had lunch at their restaurant which was very good indeed. Back on the bus to the Roosevelt. In the evening, we went to a great show at Second City: 'In Trump We Trust', an hilarious musical rendition of the Trump/Hillary contest. She did not emerge too well from the portrayal but the cast did a disclaimer at the end, urging people not to vote from Trump. We had a late dinner at a steak place, Musso and Frank Grill, which claimed to have been around since the 20s and had patrons the like of Dorothy Parker and Raymond Chandler. I had the weirdest Welsh rarebit you're ever seen, though Peter's steak looked very nice. The decor did look as though it hadn't changed since the 20s.