So, yeah. I went to D.C. for the weekend, only my second trip there in this lifetime (my first was my one-day 8th-grade class trip 25 years ago). Reason #1 was to see The Secret Garden, about which muuuuuuuuuuch more anon, whether you want to hear about it or not, and reason #2 was that my college friend Jenna lives there now and I'm a heck of a lot closer in Cincinnati than I used to be in Austin, so I swooped it for a weekend of helping her develop her theatre addiction.
But first, there are a few things in D.C. other than the theatre to go look at (I was surprised, too!):
|U.S. Capitol (taken from the Mall). Jenna says they only just|
took the scaffolding (for repairs) down in the last couple weeks,
so my timing was good.
|Very very close to the Washington Monument.|
(This is the luckiest photo I've ever taken.)
|MLK National Memorial|
|MLK National Memorial. About half my pics of this memorial came out blurry. :(|
|Vietnam War Memorial|
|Lincoln Memorial. Unlike almost everyone else, |
I wasn't about to take a selfie with Abe.
|The Mall from the Lincoln Memorial steps.|
|Korean War Memorial|
|In a more-stalkery-than-I'm-really-comfortable-with moment,|
I took this photo only because I've seen the exact same reindeer
on some of the Secret Garden casts' Instagrams. I know.
|We didn't get to go in.|
|No idea what this is, but it's very pretty.|
|This was near... a whole bunch of stuff. Ford's Theatre, the MLK Public Library,|
the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Newseum. Somewhere in there.
|Folger Shakespeare Library. We got there five minutes to close,|
got the five-minute tour, and put it at the top of the "next time" list.
(This is a scene from Macbeth, in case you can't read that.)
|Folger Shakespeare Library|