The Getty Museum tram on video.
Lisbon’s Glória funicular on video.
CRUISING THE PAST looks at the Getty Museum tram and the Glória funicular in Lisbon.
Each of these unique ways to transport people climb a mountain. One is modern and the other old – but they share one thing in common – both are unique and an attraction in themselves.
The Getty Museum pilot-less tram ride offers guests to the Los Angeles museum an experience in itself. It carries on a long tradition of a manner transporting people in an usual way. The Getty is massive as the mountain on which it was constructed. It features supporting walls nearly as tall as the mountain. The Getty’s stone edifice and its towering juxtaposition evoke an emotion that you, the visitor, are a god, looking down on your creation?the L.A. basin.