Wednesday, November 19, 2014

GOOD FENCES AND SKYWATCH FRIDAY IN WASHINGTON DC

When we drove into Washington DC on our way to The National Art Gallery, I took a few photos.  Any links I add will be in a light blue where you will be able to click on them and read more information if interested.


Here we are on the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge going across the Potomac River from Virginia to Washington DC.  The bridge in the distance is the Arlington Memorial Bridge



The construction is ongoing at The National Museum of African American History and Culture.  It will be opening some time in 2015.

This is the entrance to The National Gallery of Art.  There are two entrances.  We exited here on Constitution Avenue.




It is easier for us to enter on the other side because of where we parked, the Madison Drive entrance.  We often exit this side to see a few additional sights while we walk back to our car.  The art gallery is the large building in the middle of the satellite image which I found on the above website.


This is the view looking across Constitution Avenue from the art gallery.

The building on the left almost covered by the trees is The Newseum.  It's a a very interesting place and one we intend to go back to some time.  There is a balcony on the roof where you can get a great view of the city.  The building on the right is the Canadian Embassy.


A closer view still not too far from where we exited the gallery.

This is a wall/fence in front of the art gallery.

Looking across at The National Archives building.

And the well known Washington Monument.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini tour of Washington DC.

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Thank you to our hosts for these two great memes.

Good Fences here
SkyWatch Friday here.  

45 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views in the city. I could spend a great deal of time there.

Red said...

I enjoyed this as it brings back memories of when I toured Washington.

Stephanie said...

Yes, indeed. I love seeing the various buildings in the area. The architecture is gorgeous! Beautiful scenery as well with the dramatic sky in one of the images. :-))

Felicia said...

a great tour Denise. i would love to visit DC sometime but fear driving there so it would have to be on a bus tour.

Tanya Breese said...

oh you are making me want to jump in the car and head to dc!

Linda Kay said...

Thanks for the tour...hard to find fences sometimes in the city. Love your blog header!

Cloudia said...

Wow, what a tour! Hey, Cassatt is my home girl from Philly. YO!



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Elephant's Child said...

Thank you.
I did really enjoy the tour - and loved that first sky over the bridges.

Linda said...

Beautiful series, Denise, I love the skies and buildings!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely tour under dramatic skies! I would have loved to go inside the art gallery to see Cassatt and Degas! Love your photos. xo Karen

Margaret Adamson said...

Never been to Washington so thanks for the mini tour. Love the 2 bridge shot and also look the painting you choose for your header

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Thanks for the tour. I have lots of relatives in that part of the world but' so far at least, I've never managed to visit.

orvokki said...

The sky is wonderful.
This was nice trip with you.

Stewart M said...

Great combination shots!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

Sandra said...

beautiful buildings and a wonderful visit for you. i like that stone fence with the vines on it a lot.

carolann said...

Thank you for the tour and some fences.

Karen S. said...

Oh my a storm is moving in, and what a wonderful photo tour you shared with us today. WooHoo, that was enjoyable.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful moody clouds!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful skies to augment these shots. thanks, denise!

Georgette Sullins said...

I loved the tour. My brother and sister live near there so I recognized the bridges you mentioned. I didn't know about the construction of the African American Museum of History and Culture. We plan to return in the spring...I hope it's open at that time.

Penelope Postcards said...

These images are all iconic and seen often in news footage. One day I hope to see it in person. The architecture looks stately and the museums are sure to have unending historical events to mull over, especially the Newseum. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I so enjoyed the photos! Fences and bridges are two of my favorite things.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I really love all of the clouds in those sky shots :)

From the Kitchen said...

I would love to see that exhibit as I love both of the artists. I miss living in Washington D.C..!! We do have the Art Institute which is great.

Best,
Bonnie

Chandra said...

Hey there,
This is my first visit to your blog and I had a great time. Thanks for the lovely photos of DC and the famous Potomac. Degas - what a treat!

Peace :)

Ida said...

I enjoyed the tour very much. Loved those trees in front of the stone wall. You got some great shots of the buildings here as well.

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! What a fantastic sky in the first shot! Love those clouds!

Marie said...

Great tour...such amazing architecture there in D.C.! So different from most places, and rightly so. Love seeing it!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots and an interesting post. I love your new header.

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice set of images. Judging the construction photograph I'd that one museum will open very late in 2015, maybe later.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

The vines growing across the building are Wisteria. Neatly trimmed by the Park Service.

Pat said...

Great series of photos. I like that beautiful sky that is featured in many of the shots.

Gail Dixon said...

Why, yes I did enjoy the tour! Thank you. :) Seeing your photos makes me want to go. I hope to one day. We do have many beautiful monuments and buildings right here in the U.S.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Enjoyed this very very much and so hope that we get to see at least a small fraction of it someday.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I've never toured the DC area, so very much enjoyed your post!

lina@women perspective said...

Enjoying every shot, Denise. Thanks for the tour.

Linda said...

I love the National Gallery! Haven't been there in years though.

Linda P. said...

Impressive buildings. Looking at the bird's eye view of the street I noticed an interesting garden which would also be a great place to spend time in after a tour of the gallery. I hope you're keeping warm during the very cold weather you're experiencing.

Mascha said...

The wall of the art gallery is a nice naturally artwork -

Carletta said...

Our son and his family live in Arlington so it's a hop skip and jump but we haven't been in awhile but scrolling down your pictures I kept going yes, yes. :)
Love the art gallery!
Thanks for sharing these.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I've never been to a large art gallery. Been to the smaller one and enjoyed them very much.
Sure hope you enjoy your visit in DC.

Our resent day has been sunny until yesterday.

Coffee is on

fredamans said...

I would love to see that Degas exhibit!

maryaustria said...

A great series! Gorgeous architecture and a wonderful sky!

Debbie said...

One of my favorite places to go, for so many reasons!! Those are some amazing skies!!

pattisjarrett said...

Thanks for the tour--and all those amazing clouds!