Tuesday, December 5, 2017

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Photos by Salt Water New England


There are relatively few places more agreeable to wiling away a found hour than the National Mall, including walking the monuments or spending some time at a museum.



















































10 comments:

  1. Wonderful images. When times changed and my organization approved of working from home full time, I left DC after 2 decades and settled in northeast Georgia. One of the most difficult adjustments in the move was the ending of my frequent sojourns to the DC museums. They are a tonic for the soul.

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  2. We were just there and so enjoyed the National Gallery. Our son was with us so we also did a thorough viewing of the Air and Space museum. Washington is a beautiful city.

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  3. I especially like the East Building of the National Gallery - the genius of I.M. Pei! I am also fond of the Peacock Room in the Freer - probably one of the most underrated as it is never crowded.

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  4. I feel for fortunate to be able to make the short drive into Washington D. C. to visit my favorite art museum.

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  5. Well, thanks for posting this. I've been in and out of Washington DC many times, but have never set foot inside the National Gallery. My loss, obviously. The photos inspire me to thinking, "How can I get down to DC so I can go to the Gallery?"

    Aiken

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  6. L'Enfant got it right. It's all about scale. The Mall is magnificent.

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  7. I lived in DC forty years ago. I worked across the street from the Gallery and used my lunch hour to visit at least once a week. One of my favorite memories is of standing outside and seeing Queen Elizabeth leave the Gallery. I think I'll schedule a visit to DC. There is so much more there than monuments and politics.

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    1. You are right about there being more to DC than politics and monuments.

      When I was younger, I worked in downtown New Haven, on Church Street on the Green (the building is no longer there, having made way for the new city hall and government center). Lunch hours were often spent in Yale's British Art Museum, Sterling Library, or the Beinecke Rare Book Library (one of my all-time favorite places, especially on a sunny day). It was one of the benefits of living and working in New Haven.

      I also saw Queen Elizabeth come to New Haven (probably the same trip as you, early 1980s?).

      Aiken

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  8. My wife and I were there over Veterans Day weekend. Going into the National Gallery of Art was a remarkable experience. The interior space is remarkable. A very worthwhile experience.

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  9. Don’t forget about visiting the National Portrait Gallery, just a few blocks from the Mall-was fortunate to be part of a teacher program there this summer, it was spectacular!

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