yes.. that IS the "House" you think it is.. the "White House". I live very close to Washington DC... my friend was in from out of town so I was able to meet her for a few hours of chatter and looking at fun things in DC.
We wanted to see the quilts in the DAR.. but the museum was CLOSED! This did NOT stop them from having a Docent (guide) there for us. We toured a usually closed area, saw their FABULOUS genelogy library and several of the "State Sponsored" rooms. These pineapple finals are crystal and they don't know where they were made, but everyone hopes they are Tiffany!
On the First Thursday of each month you can pay a fee to go into the "back" with a Docent to see a whole stack of quilts and even touch them with white gloves.. a must do if you can! The quilts on display in the exhibit rooms are not "quality" quilts as they get too much dust and are not displayed properly, but are used for props. I "heart" this prop!
oh... they have a lot of their genealogy library online...click here to check it out
Then we headed for lunch at the FAMOUS "Old Ebbitt Grill".. a Washington DC Institution! It is VERY old world and lots of "suits" having lunch there with us tourists in our jeans and sneakers! you can even get a reasonable priced sandwich here!
Next was the "Renwick Gallery" which is the American Craft museum.. it is AWESOME!!!
This glass sculpture was fascinating.. at first glance it looked like a project table ... but wait.... keep looking... see the 'broken' bit on the floor in the back? And the WEIRD shapes?
Cheese... and fish and leaves...
I am FASCINATED by this type of work
And the BEST piece there.. it's an icon... and such FUN.. click for a larger view
Now I could hang THIS game fish!
on to see this exhibit at the "American history Museum", a jewel in the crown of our country!
I LOVE this wall of items.. and her laughing photo.. the quote... so perfect!
We also saw the First Wives exhibit of dresses and things.. (a MUST do).. and we saw the Star Spangled Banner ... and it's exhibit shows its progression and it's restoration.. it's very inspirational!
Then home on the metro System!
Have YOU been to Washington DC? What did you like best? What would you like to see on your next trip?