We Go High

At the top of tower two of the National Gallery of Art’s newly redesigned East Wing you’ll find a fantastic view of Constitution Avenue and the most recent fixture on the DC Instagram modern art scene: a bright blue rooster sculpture.

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On Saturday I hopped into the museum for the last hour of the day to get a quick peek of the new exhibits, many of which were acquired from the Corcoran. Saturday’s perfect weather provided a great backdrop for the terrace level sculptures, and inside the museum there were so many interesting things to check out! A few highlights, other than the  15 ft. “Hahn/Cock” rooster:

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The not-quite basic bread and butter pop-art:

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The “Lick and Lather” busts that I’m still trying to wrap my head around:

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And the biblical personal finance message that just radiates off the wall:

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Already looking forward to going back for a more leisurely stroll through the halls!

On Sunday, I added some elevation to my steps on a hike with Annie, Dan and Keely. We visited George Washington National Forest and climbed to the top of Tibbet Knob. Another beautiful day out there on the trail!

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It took about an hour and a half to scramble up to the summit, where we soaked in the just-budding fall foliage. After resting up, we took a few selfies and headed back down the trail where we commemorated the accomplishment once more before continuing celebrations at McDonald’s.

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Cheers!
– EmPan

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