last weekend. . .

Degas' little dancer wax model with fabrics
Degas’ little dancer
wax model with fabrics

Whilst my dear Aussie mate is revisiting her fav haunts in the U.S. & finding new ones, we got together in downtown DC, to eat, talk, and visit the Mall (as in “all” rather than Mall as is “Albert”).

Our goal, after brunch at my fav Belgian bistro, Le Pain Quotidien, was the National Gallery.

And what should we find, but fabric! Or should I say the original wax model of Degas’ famous statuette, Little Dancer, clad in fabrics (through 8 Feb 2015).

Off to visit El Greco, to pay homage to his genius, through the Concourse (and a light sculpture) to the East Wing, past all the gift shops, then off to see memorials appropriate to the city, and the holiday weekend.

It’s been decades since I visited the Lincoln Memorial, and that was during the day with friends  from Baltimore.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is relatively new, so I hadn’t seen it. It was very moving to see the many people visiting as dusk fell on a rainy, altogether uninviting-weather day. That illustrated more than words the world’s appreciation for these two men.

More photos from the Memorials are over here at del’s other stuff.