Into DC For A Few Days

Al-ex-ander-Ham-il-ton. You sang it, I know you did.

Our hotel is right around the corner and down the block from the National Portrait Gallery so, soon after getting settled, we popped in there. It was oddly organized and here’s an explanation from their website:

The National Portrait Gallery shares this magnificent National Historic Landmark Building with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is one of Washington’s oldest public buildings. Begun in 1836 to house the U.S. Patent Office, it is also among the nation’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. A recent renovation restored its most dramatic architectural features, including skylights, a curving double staircase, porticos, and vaulted galleries illuminated by natural light.

Someone else’s idea but I grabbed the shot too.

This was a great show of modern photographs.
I Dream A World – Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women (Part II).

Our own Queen Liliuokalani. part of the exhibit 1898 US Imperial Visions and Revisions.
This time was so well explained in one of my favorite books, Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell.

You know what I’m thinking.

The atrium at the National Portrait Gallery.

Out for a walk to dinner we took a swing into the US Mint Coin Store.

Nice job on what has become a common display these days.

We walked through Chinatown and had a very tasty dinner in a small restaurant with nothing but Chinese people in there.

It didn’t, however, seem like there was much of a Chinatown but we might have missed the good parts?


Washington DC is go-for-it in pot world USA, including store-front shops like Granny Za’s and look what’s in our minibar in the hotel!


And not to forget that our dear sister Lona came out to join us for lunch after her visit to the Museum of the Bible where you can find the scientific evidence that confirms the age of the universe at approximately 10,000 years old. We enjoyed ourselves and our lunch and didn’t talk about the age of the universe.

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