This Veterans Day weekend, boo and I made a quick trip to Washington D.C.! It was between Charlotte, Norfolk, New York, Philadelphia or D.C. While I've been to D.C. before, those visits were short and didn't allow much time for sight-seeing. Boo has never been so this was the perfect time to explore the city!
Our day started with a late lunch at Founding Farmers on Pennsylvania Ave. followed by a walk to the National Mall. We saw the White House, the First Division Expeditionary Monument, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol in the evening.
We really wanted to see the new Smithsonian for African American Arts & Culture but the tickets are sold out until March 2017! 😱 Although we couldn't get admission, we settled for taking a picture in front of the building. Next time!
After seeing the larger monuments, we were able to catch two museums: the National Museum of African Art and the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.
The high point of the trip was visiting the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit in the Hirshhorn Museum and viewing a 9-part musical piece recorded in an old farm house.
The exhibit room was pitch black save for nine screens showing individual musicians playing their respective instruments of the same song. Each frame was filmed with no cuts so you could hear everything. Foot tapping, breaths, the floor board creaking: it was in a word, phenomenal!
The next day was go home day so we had an AMAZING late breakfast at Ted's Bulletin followed by a walk around the street fair.
As quick as our trip was, it was amazing! We will definitely return to see that Smithsonian! What did you do for the weekend? Don't forget to subscribe to the blog for all things Eugenia Says!