It was a bit of a bus ride from downtown, almost 1-1/2 hours, but it went pretty quickly, (unlike the bus ride home which seemed to go on for-ev-er!)
The photo above shows the reflecting pool, and the museum at the end of it.
The plan for the building is based on the House of the Faun, which was a villa in Herculaneum that was buried and preserved under volcanic ash along with Pompeii.
and a beautiful stone mosaic floor. Doesn't it look like a beautiful quilt pattern?
I love to go to places where pattern has been so thought out, and considered, so that it is a joy for people to be there.
There we walked along the "Boardwalk" which is actually just paved, but is filled with vendors and buskers, and tables set up with people selling things. It is an interesting walk if you like people watching. Muscle Beach is along there too, where the body builders show off, but sadly there weren't any today -- must have been too cold. I imagine that the place is quite different in the height of summer.