Monday, September 20, 2010

lunch break - installment II

For lunch today I walked to the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art. I had only been here once before and didn't spend a lot of time there. I didn't have a lot of time there today either, but I was glad I went.

Again, the lovely Capitol, looking toward the West Front on the walk down Capitol Hill.

They had a Dutch painting exhibit where I spent most of my time. Ah - you know how I feel about flowers, even in 2D. :)

Pictures truly don't do this painting justice (especially from my little phone camera), but the detail on the arches was so amazing! I loved it!

I was very intrigued with the way the painter made the reflection of the moon so realistic, almost like there was actually light coming from the painting. It was interesting to get up close to it and see that it wasn't real light at all, just paint. Wow.

Another view of the muesum. And I'm happy to report that petunias have the same lovely fragrance over here on the east coast!


Danny and Shalayne said...

looks like you are doing well! I'm glad you made it safely and are having fun!!! I think I've always pictured you near DC.

Angela said...

I am oh-so-jealous of your little lunch break adventure! Thanks for sharing a little of it with me. :)

Kacey and Drew said...

We are so happy for you. We always figured you and Jeff would end up in DC! You just seem to fit it. We are accumulating quite the collection of frequent flyer miles. We'll have to see where that takes us but it would be fun to steal away for a visit!