Having taken the initiative to course correct my professional path I also created more quiet time for myself to process and reflect. With this time I decided to visit a couple of my favorite spots on The National Mall at mid day during the middle of the week. The best time of day to do activities like these unless your region is under a heat wave which Washington D.C. was that day. The heat wouldn’t stop me this time. I found some clean shorts and prepared myself mentally for the heat.
First stop, National Portrait Gallery. It was The Kogod Courtyard that I came for. Immediately I was captured by the shadows. I’m not sure how long those shadows last each day but walking in at the right time makes for a nice entrance. I began snooping around and noticed the far side of the courtyard calm. People were typing on laptops, taking naps. It felt like a quiet garden in the middle of the city.
Next and lastly because the heat wave that I mentioned earlier wasn’t over, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The notable exhibit from my experience involved the human experience as it relates to watching screens. this exhibit was simply everything that I was seeking in my efforts of visiting the museums. Linked is Hirhhorn’s manifesto of the exhibition as I cannot do it justice with these words alone.
On the way back to to the metro heading towards home I saw a new perspective on the now clean Capitol Building. Another note from the day was that carrying an umbrella to shade from the sun might just be a thing now in the US. That could be a photo.