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Showing posts with label National mall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label National mall. Show all posts

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Early Morning on The National Mall and Around Washington DC

I spent the day all over Washington DC, trying to capture the feel of the city during the Government shutdown.  I started early in the morning at the Capitol and wandered kinda aimlessly for hours.  This blog and the next couple, will cover what I saw.

National Art Gallery.

Flags at the base of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Dome in the early light. 
Looking East from the WWII Memorial.
WWII Memorial.
Seems someone tore down the barricade at the WWII Memorial.

Two angles of the sunrise.  I couldn't decide which one to put on here so you get them both....
Fountain at the Federal Reserve Board.
Amerigo Vespucci Memorial on the lawn of the Organization of American States. This is who this country is named for. 
Daughters of the American Revolution, Memorial Continental Hall.
New York Presbyterian Church reflection.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Visit To The Hirshhorn Art Museum, June 29, 2013

I've covered this museum before, but luckily, they frequently change their exhibits so there is always something new to see.  
Andy Warhol original.

Andy Warhol original, but this one is an original OF Andy Warhol, BY someone else!

An old antiquated medium, rarely found in this day and age.  This roll of film was on the floor of an exhibit representing some crazy thing (Some art is very strange!), but I thought it looked really cool all by itself......

This dog was about 6 feet tall laying down!  Would have been  10 or more standing.  Luckily he wasn't real!!!!!
My favorite shot of the day.  There are 80 of these poster prints, each a different combination of three colors.  I really liked the way the light from the flash only went so far and the rest faded into darkness, in stark contrast to the bright colors of the canvases.
This room is all sayings, all over....

One last parting shot.  Marble and Metal.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

One Million Bones On The National Mall

I was walking across the National Mall the other day when I found myself dodging bones.  Bones everywhere!  I've seen many things in DC, but nothing like this.....

Seems they were part of the One Million Bones project who's mission is to raise awareness of genocides and crises occurring in Sudan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Somalia.

One Million Bones was launched In 2010 and resulted in 1,000,000 bones being spread across Washington DC's National Mall in early June, 2013, in remembrance of genocide victims and survivors, and to raise awareness of the issue.

I got to walk through this!  I can't take credit for this shot.  It's from where you can find out more about this project.
Also, check out for more info

Hashtag #onemillionbones on Twitter will lead to many more pics.
Piles of bones...........

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Why I Love DC, and Kites!!!!!!!

One thing that's great about the Nation's Capitol is the fact you never know what may happen.  I went to town with no idea what would be going on on the National Mall, and ended up in the middle of the Blossom Kite Festival, part of the Cherry Blossom Festival.  

I've never seen so many different types of kites, and so many people flying them so closely.  I did see a few lines get tangled, but they just kept flying!

Even dogs seem to enjoy kites!
Well, it WAS Easter-time.........

Kites just seem to have a way of turning grown-ups into kids!!!

I discovered two princesses, right there on the Mall!!!!!
This kid was playing catch with his mom, surrounded by kites!
Baby's first Easter.

Can't wait to see what the next visit holds!!!!!