DC: Last sights

22 09 2007

In the last couple days, I had a couple more favorite sites to visit, but I also looked for new places to see. I started at the National Gallery of Art, East building, to see the exhibit I had waited for:

Edward Hopper poster

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DC: up to PA

21 09 2007

At the recommendation of her mom and sister, who had just visited before I did, Rachel and I went up to Hershey, PA to the chocolate factory. Yeah, they make chocolate in Hershey, PA. Who knew. The main building is a giant, fake factory.

Hershey coal stacks

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DC: You guessed it, more museums

17 09 2007

I also went to the Phillips Collection, a gallery off of Dupont Circle. Phillips was one of the first collectors and exhibitors of contemporary art back in the day, and part of the gallery is still in his original home. The rest was added one, and it was surely needed to fit the current collection inside. Besides the permanent collection downstairs, there was a special Impressionist exhibit upstairs. I found that I didn’t like bland pastels and went more for extremes of the bright colors of Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Edward Hopper, and Renoir; the dark and austere style of Winslow Homer and Charles Sheeler; or a mix, like Henri Rousseau. Read the rest of this entry »





DC: In the beginning

17 09 2007

Facade and dome

 

While Rachel’s been at work and at school during the day, I’ve been seeing the sights, and as this is Washington, DC, those sights are almost all the Smithsonians. Read the rest of this entry »





DC intro

13 09 2007

Plane wing

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