Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Watery Wednesday DC Views


Washington DC has so many wonderful watery views outdoors in nature and man made. Here are a few interesting man made vistas indoor and outside that I decided to show for today’s theme.


Going through the tunnel connecting the two impressive buildings of the National Gallery of Art, you see a large picture window with this huge cascade of water appearing to burst through the window in this amazing water display. This is the dining/cafe and the views you get looking out at this fountain is trully amazing and thrilling to see. There's also an amazing gelato stand serving up the most delicious gelato.

When you enter the west side building you see this beautiful courtyard with this gorgeous fountain and cherubs dancing on top of this beautiful shell pedestal. I just love the aged patina of the base and the pebble surround base.


The hydrangeas surrounding the bottom edge, add a nice touch of color to this mostly green and exotic room.


Here are a few highlights of art inspired water themes that I enjoyed viewing at the museum, the caliber of art work displayed here was so vast and world reknown, I had no idea how impressive this museum’s collections where. And, I could have easily spent days just exploring the maze of galleries covering so many different periods of art.



It was exhausting almost running through extensive galleries just to glimpse so many treasures, but these were just a few that I spent time enjoying just for their subject matter.

To see other interesting watery views today go to http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/


Jim said...

Great fountains and great art.
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Unknown said...

the paintings are beautiful. and the cherub fountain is marvelous! what a lovely patio.

lotusleaf said...

Hydrangeas make the fountain with the cherubs even more beautiful!

Meredith said...

Lovely, Noel. Your photos capture the serenity of the water. :)

antigonum cajan said...

Excellent post. A creative horticultural critic
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Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Very cool and refreshing post! That fountain and hydrangeas are fantastic! Thank you Noel!

EG CameraGirl said...

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Washington, D.C. You did well to get all these photos!

Carver said...

Great tour of part of DC. So many beautiful places to visit there.

Wendy said...

Neat feature! boy, you get around a lot! I love that waterfall connecting the two wings of the museum. it's particularly interesting to see it from the outside and see how it all fits together.

Love the courtyard too. The last time we were there a man was proposing. Very sweet. I tried not to stare. and I tried not to cry.

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