Monday, January 31, 2011

Meandering in Museums: National Gallery West Edition

Yesterday, I got my awesomely nerdy on at the National Gallery with some buddies (pictures not included, for fear of physical reprisal). It was the last day of the Pre-Raphaelite photography exhibit, which will be heading to the Musée d'Orsay, my favorite museum to meander.

I didn't take pictures in the actual exhibit, of course, but I snapped a few quick ones in the rotunda of the West Building.

The picture above is the statue of Mercury, which, coincidentally, is one of the many lethal chemicals used in early photography. After much observation and contemplation, we came to the conclusion that it's actually just a statue of a naked guy wearing Alexander McQueen shoes.

If you, too, enjoy getting your awesomely nerdy on in a rather grotesque and morbid way, you can read about famous DC native Marian Clover Adams's particularly infamous case of suicide by photographic chemicals.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Urban Gallery

This is from the side of Good Libations, 5th and M.

On 9th, near M.

This one (from 9th, near N) is signed "Random Act"

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Meanderings

Sometimes there's nothing better on a Sunday than a mocha in a neighborhood coffeeshop. (Azi's Cafe, 9th and O)

Previously the O St. Market

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Gentleman

EDIT: This work is called Grandfather. It's by the street artists Gaia.

New York Ave., between 5th and 4th