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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:39 PM
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DC Museums: Air & Space, and the Hirschhorn, today! (Pic heavy)
























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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:44 PM
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1. Great pictures!
I would love to go to DC some day. So glad you got to go!!!

:hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:47 PM
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4. My dear AwakeAtLast!
Thanks!

It was a fun, though tiring, day...

Chilly outside, and overheated inside!

There is SO MUCH to see here...

I think you could live here several years and not see everything...

BTW, nice new username, sweetie!

:hug:
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:51 PM
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8. Thank you!
You won't believe this, but I was eagerly awaiting my first "My dear AwakeAtLast"!

:D

:hug:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:45 PM
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2. That's a magnificent Louise Bourgeois sculpture in the last pic
She's one of my favorite printmakers/sculptors. I saw a great exhibit of hers at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston last year. She's sublime.

:)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:49 PM
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6. My dear bi_baby!
Isn't that cool? I am not aquainted with her work, but I loved this sculpture!

Thanks for coming by tonight!

:hi:

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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:51 PM
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7. You should check her out, she's really cool:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Bourgeois

And she's 97 years old! :D

Most welcome! Great pics! :hi:
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:46 PM
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3. Those are lovely, Peggy!
Have you gotten to see the renovated Museum of American History yet? I went before the reno and would love to hear how it turned out!

Also, if you haven't been to the Holocaust Museum yet (assuming you're planning to go there), stop by the Forest Service building (right next door) beforehand and check out Smokey Bear's office.

:hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 PM
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9. My dear leftyclimber!
Ah, tomorrow is my last day, and I suspect that I will be lying around, recuperating from today...

This was the only chance we had to get into the Mall...

And there's a distinct limit as to how much you can realistically see, and survive!

Glad you enjoyed the pics, sweetie!

:hi:

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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:55 PM
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11. Recuperating is good!
I've only been to DC on business lately. Haven't touristed in a couple of years.

But guess what I'm doing in March.

Shh....

Don't tell anyone....























I'm going on a WHITE HOUSE TOUR!!!! :woohoo:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:47 PM
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22. How FANTASTIC!
It'll be our little secret... ;-)

I know you'll have a wonderful time!

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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:47 PM
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5. Great pics, Peggy!
Are you in town long?

I played a concert Saturday night in the National Gallery. If I'd known you were going to be here, I would have told you about it.
Ah well, I hope the rest of your stay is wonderful!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:56 PM
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12. My dear GoddessOfGuinness!
I was here Saturday night, but I was still getting over my jet lag!

And I'm going home this Friday...

Wish I could have heard you...

My trip has been most wonderful!

Thanks for your very kind comments, sweetie!

:hug:

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:55 PM
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10. Sorry I missed you this weekend.
I wish I could have met up with everyone this weekend.

:hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:58 PM
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13. My dear madinmaryland!
I wish you could have met up with all of us too, sweetie!

:hi:

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:09 PM
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19. Unfortunately, I won't be into DC until next Tuesday.
:(
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:00 PM
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14. Nice pics!
The top one is my favorite! :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:05 PM
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16. My dear Haole Girl!
Thanks, sweetie!

Now, your new username is a BIG change!

I was happy with how that pic turned out too...

:hi:

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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:00 PM
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15. Aww. Makes me miss my old town.
I lived in DC for about 4 years and took great advantage of all the incredible free stuff, like the Smithsonian system.

Looks like a great trip. :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:08 PM
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18. My dear Arugula Latte!
Aw, I'm sorry, sweetie...

I can believe you'd be missing this town!

So much beauty here...

It has been a great trip, thanks!

:hi:

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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:07 PM
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17. The Air and Space museum is wonderful, isn't it?
Did you get to see a movie at the IMAX theater there? I remember the first time I saw To Fly there. Quite the experience....
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:12 PM
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20. Don't forget the Air & Space Museum Annex at Dulles
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:12 PM
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21. My dear TZ!
It is a wonderful place! I've been there before, but not in some years...

And we did see a movie at the IMAX theater!

"Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag" was what we saw, and now I want to be a fighter pilot too! :P

It sure was some experience...

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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:05 PM
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23. Changing your name to DC Peggy
and great pics

don't forget the Holocaust museum

and I'm so jealous of you being there for the inauguration I changed my username!

:D
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:58 AM
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27. My dear SPKrazy!
Nah, my name will not change, even though this trip is wonderful!

Alas, I most likely won't get to the Holocaust Museum...

But what I did see was amazing!

Thanks for your very kind words today, sweetie...

:hug:

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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 PM
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24. Wow! You always take the best pictures CP
You really capture the essence of the subject. Great photographs! Well done and thanks for sharing
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:03 AM
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28. My dear RFKHumphreyObama!
Oh, thank you so much!

There are so many wonderful things to photograph here...

It's difficult to take a bad pic...

It is always my pleasure to share...

:hug:

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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:01 AM
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25. Thanks Peggy. Really nice trip. I enjoyed the ride.
:)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:06 AM
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29. My dear Tuesday Afternoon!
Glad you enjoyed the ride, sweetie!

I did too...

:hug:

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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:12 AM
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26. Great pics! Is this your first time in DC?
I spent my freshman year of college there...77-78. I loved living there but hated my school.

There is soooo much to do and see there.


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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:10 AM
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30. My dear Beaverhausen!
Nope, I have been here before, but not in ages!

Lucky you, getting to live here...

I cannot even imagine how much fun that must have been...

Thanks for your compliments, sweetie!

:hug:

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:10 AM
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31. Giant bugs: the one thing I've never liked about Washington.
:evilgrin:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:16 AM
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32. My dear Deep13!
I don't much care for spiders, either! In Washington, or anyplace, for that matter!

But this was so nicely done that I just had to take a pic of it...

:hi:

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:27 AM
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34. Actually those are really nice photos.
I hope you did not have to fly from CA on that canvas-sticks-and-string contraption. :7
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:35 AM
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35. Heh!
Nope!

Some sort of descendent... :7
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:23 AM
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33. Great Pics!
A&S is one of my favorite museums, and I haven't had the opportunity to visit in several years.

Thanks for posting!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:43 AM
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36. My dear av8rdave!
I hadn't seen it in years either, and it's so amazing!

You know I love to share, sweetie!

Thanks for your compliments...

:hug:

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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:55 AM
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37. Hi CaliforniaPeggy!
It looks like I missed you by a day. intheflow, intheflow's cousin, and I hit both museums in the afternoon on Tuesday.

:hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:00 AM
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38. My dear blueraven95!
Ah, you were in the Mall after the Inauguration?

I'll bet the crowds were amazing!

:hi:

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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:13 AM
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41. It was a bit insane, yes
but I'm so glad I decided to come down. I live less than an hour away, there really was no excuse :)

:hi:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:03 AM
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39. I think I saw that last sculpture terrorizing people on Johnny Quest. nt
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:11 AM
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40. My dear Captain Hilts!
You might very well have! :scared:

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