Into DC to the Aveda Institute to fix my hairs today~of course, I went to that fab little vege place and had a crispy chicken sandwich.
As the metro was running smoothly today (maybe they make more of an effort during work days to keep the trains running?), I had an hour to spend prior to my appointment. AND. As it was cresting 100 degrees, I went into The National Portrait Gallery~a museum I've avoided for years, thinking that it was filled with sombre and tedious oil portraits.
I was delighted to be wrong. This is the ceiling of the inner courtyard. I actually ran out of time to see the entire thing (have a feeling that one never sees the entire Smithsonian exhibits), but enjoyed so much of what I did see.
Altars made entirely out of foil!
A groovy Hockney in black light.
Something swirly that reminded me of Wonka.
La Chandelle (candle flame)
Something large & whimsical~you ought to know by now that I rarely read the paragraph descriptions attached to exhibits. I prefer to ramble around and to make up my own meanings.
A cool street view framed by stained glass. Another fun urban outing AND I made it out to the hinterlands without hitting a deer tonight. I also refrained from trying to snap a pic of the swarms of fireflies alongside the road.