Thursday, August 4, 2011

DC - Endless Ways to Spend Time

What's a mother to do in DC while waiting for her daughter?  A visit to The National Gallery of Art is a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Since Em has been living in DC this was my third visit to this museum. I came as recently as March but had only gone to one exhibit then. I returned to the exhibit today and decided to explore some more.  My knowledge of art is not great but I certainly enjoy looking at it.  I decided to follow the museum's guide - if you only have an hour be sure to see these paintings.  I managed to find my way around without too much difficulty concentrating on finding the recommended paintings.  Once done I kept going and quickly realized my favorite paintings that I felt I had to see were not the ones on the recommended list.  I took some pictures amazed  that I was allowed to do this. I have been spoken to rather sharply at the Met before for doing this.  But everyone was doing it (and it said you could in the flyer) so I took a few pics myself.  Sorry for the poor quality of my pics.










Now I've walked back to meet Emily without getting lost. I find a shady spot with a breeze to read while waiting.  A lovely afternoon in DC.

16 comments:

P said...

So, so jealous right now. What a great day! I love that last pic of you!!

Jill said...

So cool!! I'd love to see some real Monets. I am shocked they let you take pictures also.

Liz said...

Sounds as though you are having a great time! I'd love to go to Washington one day - it looks beautiful.

Johann said...

Sounds and looks like you are having a great time, enjoy!

Jennifer said...

I love the National Gallery. So many great museums in DC. Have fun!

Fran said...

Great day Andrea. I love "old" art instead of modern art. I love to see a painting at which I can see what it's about. Great photos.

Teamarcia said...

Ah my favorite: French Impressionists!
Although there are some Mary Cassatts's in the mix too no?

Is the top a Van Gogh? I swear they found that very pic in someone's attic here in Chicago years back and it was all over the news. Either that or I've had too much coffee.

Laura said...

Awesome pics..and I am totally surprised they let you take pics as well. As an art history major I love seeing the great works of art.

Kandi said...

I haven't been to the art museums in ages. I run by them a few days a week though. I should really go inside sometime.

Katie said...

the girl with the watering can - that's one of my favorite pieces of art!

Fair Weather Runner said...

i love going to museums, sounds like a lovely day!

Dash said...

You're here??? I sooo behind! Looks like you're having a great time! Race the mile tomorrow if you're staying over the weekend!

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Black Knight said...

A very good way to spend a couple of hours.
Is the third photo the foggy London?

Marlene said...

Sounds delightful!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Fun way to spend the day - and the air-conditioning probably made it even better!

Richelle said...

Oooh... I hope to peruse the gorgeous artwork there someday. I'm so glad you're enjoying your trip to DC!