Monday, July 2, 2007

The Travelogue Continues

Our DC hotel . . . well, if you can't say anything nice, show a detail of the very lovely mosaic floor in the lobby.

This darling young man was part of a pick-up band playing one evening at Dupont Circle; they all played brass instruments, except one tiny little girl (just visible at right) who "played" tambourine--mostly she wore it around her neck. Too cute!

Of course, Washington is full of marvelous museums (I can't recommend the Freer and the Sackler highly enough--gorgeous art and artifacts, uncrowded, and great gift shops).
I went the the American Art Museum and saw an exhibition by the Alabama-born photographer and sculptor William Christenberry, whose work I've always admired. Right next to his galleries was a fantastic show of folk art from the museum's collection, including this piece by James Hampton. Look closely: that's cardboard, tin foil, and sundry other materials. Amazing in person . . .

A sleeping lion outside the Corcoran . . .

Street art near Dupont Circle . . .

Stay tuned: trips back in time, and some gardens.

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