an october day out & about in the district of columbia

On a fall day in October, we went downtown to visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Sackler Gallery.

Here are some photos of our walk outside between the art galleries.


Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)


Inside SAAM


Mike near the Sculpture Garden at the National Art Gallery


The Newseum – no longer with us


National Archives


National Archives


Graft by Roxy Paine


Graft by Roxy Paine


Alexander Calder American, 1898-1976 Cheval Rouge (Red Horse), 1974 painted sheet metal


Enid A. Haupt Garden


Enid A. Haupt Garden


Enid A. Haupt Garden



Enid A. Haupt Garden


Chenille Plant


Chenille Plant


Enid A. Haupt Garden

I’ve written posts about the galleries we visited here:

*Saturday, October 19, 2019*


“PHOTOGRAPHY” INVITATION:  I invite you to create a photography intention and then create a blog post for a place you have visited. Alternately, you can post a thematic post about a place, photos of whatever you discovered that set your heart afire. You can also do a thematic post of something you have found throughout all your travels: churches, doors, people reading, people hiking, mountains, patterns, all black & white, whatever!

We spent a beautiful October day out and about in Washington, D.C. visiting a couple of museums.  Since we’ve been unable to go into D.C. since early March, I thought I’d show you what a small part looks like in beautiful weather, before our endless winter and the current pandemic.

You probably have your own ideas about this, but in case you’d like some ideas, you can visit my page: photography inspiration.

I challenge you to post no more than 20-25 photos and to write less than 1,500 words about any travel-related photography intention you set for yourself. Include the link in the comments below by Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Thursday, May 21, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, every first, second, and third (& 5th, if there is one) Thursday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!