I travel to Washington DC several times each year. There are some things I do (nearly) every visit. I make a pilgrimage to the Lincoln Memorial. I have dinner with my friend, Holly. I have lunch at the Atrium Cafe. Now, I am also trying to see things I don’t always see and appreciate them more. So here it is:
And I just realized that I don’t remember where I saw this fountain. I want to say it was behind the Natural History Museum, but it might have been behind one of the buildings in the National Gallery.
Because my office is on the..Jefferson Memorial side of the Mall, that is generally the way that I walk. But the other night, I walked over to the White House instead and was on Constitution Avenue rather than Independence. I found myself looking at the street entrances of the museums, rather than those facing the Mall. And there was the fountain.
And here is the (Instagram filtered) obligatory pic of the White House.
Note to my mom: I didn’t take a pic, and I had seen the statue before, but I just realized that General Sherman and his horse are looking right at the Treasury Building. I’m not sure that’s where I would have placed him.
On the way back, I took this picture because it looks weird to me to see the monuments from this angle. It’s like seeing the Sears Tower behind you when you are driving to Midway. (That is the Jefferson Memorial on the lower right.)
And then I went to the District Chophouse for dinner. According to Foursquare, I hadn’t been there in over a year. But I really appreciated that burger.
Hi, The fountain is at the National Gallery of Art. My wife and I liked circumnavigating it. I enjoy your blog, BTW– especially liked the description of West Germany as Chicago from the Ward Just novel.