Actually, more walking in Washington


In a nutshell



Texting or praying? In the largest Catholic Cathedral, seat of the Archdiocese of DC



Such poor boxes!


At the wonderful Renwick Gallery. This is all carved from one piece.




Visiting Emily’s office was really fun! They all have mirrors to see who’s coming in (if you are not seated facing the door). Also, Emily won the 2017 chili cooking competitio at her office.





“Die Korrespondenten der ARD – für Sie aus aller Welt!”


The city’s administration planting cauliflower-like flowers as decoration seems to be the latest trend in DC and Philadelphia


Well, that’s reassuring.


I haven’t figured out if this was for changing babies, assisting the elderly or something else.


The museum stores held many patriotic children’s books.



View from the Library of Congress which is an impressive palace of books



President Roosevelt writing memos to his cook



If you want to take your bike on the bus, you don’t put it inside, instead you put it bike rack kind of thing at the front of the bus


The Smithsonian American Art Museum commissioned Janet Echelman to create an artwork to transform the Renwick Gallery’s iconic Grand Salon. Echelman created a soft, voluminous net sculpture that surges through the air of the hundred-foot length Grand Salon, intersecting with its historic cove ceiling. The complex form is composed of many layers of twines, knotted together in vibrant hues that interplay with colored light and “shadow drawings” on the walls. A carefully choreographed lighting program subtly changes the experience of sculpture with every perspective. Visitors find themselves transported into a dreamlike state, gazing skyward at an ethereal choreography of undulating color.

A 4,000 square-foot textile floor echoes the organic topography of the aerial form in monochromatic hues, providing a playful contrast to the vibrant hues of the sculpture’s 51 miles of twine above.

The work’s title is 1.8 Renwick, which refers to the length of time measured in microseconds that the earth’s day was shortened as a result of a physical event, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan with devastating effects. The forms in the sculpture and carpet were inspired by data sets of the Tsunami wave heights across the Pacific Ocean. The artwork reminds us of our complex interdependencies with larger cycles of time and matter. Its physical presence is a manifestation of interconnectedness – when any one element in the sculpture moves, every other element is affected.


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