The Capitol Building seen from the U.S. Botanic Gardens
This past weekend, still missing New Orleans big time, my friend Heidi and I set out to get back in touch with our inner Washingtonians. On this particular Sunday, that meant a trip to the National Mall for some spontaneous museum visits. What started out as more frustrating than anything (it took over an hour to find parking...) turned into one of those days that I will always remember with a smile. We finally found a spot to park and it happened to be right next to the Botanic Gardens, which neither of us had ever been to. We wandered through and were pleasantly surprised by all that we found, including the amazing titan arum just a few hours before it bloomed! Afterwards, we made our way to the National Gallery to check out Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music. To our surprise, there were dancers from the Russian Ballet performing excerpts from Diaghilev's Ballet Russes- such a treat! We topped off the afternoon with some window shopping in Georgetown and a trip to Sweetgreen. Ah... only in DC :)
Also, I love these posters from the Ballet Russes! The original dress pictured in the second to last image is on display at the NGA.