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.