this was no small undertaking for me. i don't feel comfortable in big cities. i have difficulty navigating - either walking or diving - and i easily get disoriented. things feel too much and more than i can handle.
but i was brave and determined. i had an experienced d.c. explorer and metro traveler at my side. we made it there and back and actually enjoyed ourselves along the way.
|view through my sunglasses and the metro window. the colors were even more vivid than my camera could capture|
|artemis was so cold on this windy day|
|calder permanent installation in the east building's central court atrium|
|it's a 76-foot long mobile|
|13 panels, 12 arms, 920 pounds|
|"capricorn" by max ernst|
|the faces & poses make me smile|
|there are actual poppies in anselm kiefer's lead and glass sculpture "angel of history"|
a friend suggested i take time to experience leo villreal's "multiverse" light sculpture. it's got a moving walkway (and my accommodating teen, when i'm very lucky!)
within the calder exhibit:
|david smith's "circle"|
andy goldsworthy's "roof" drew us both in"
|within the book area in the gift shop|
|back to the lights|
|we'll go there on another day|