Thursday, 30 July 2015

A Capital View

What with the crazy Spring we had in the Quilt Matters household and not knowing what would happen with my mom's treatment, we didn't plan a trip out East this summer and well, didn't plan anything for the summer really. When she finished her treatment and things were looking good though, we decided to take the kids to Washington DC for a few days and visit some friends.

It was our first plane trip with all three kids and they were awesome. We had such a fabulous time visiting with our friends and introducing the kids to the U.S. national capital. The days were packed with museums and other sightseeing adventures (e.g. kayaking on the Potomac). What a beautiful city!

I thought I'd share with you some of the inspiration I found along the way.

Fair warning -- this is a very photo-heavy post and you won't see the White House or many common landmarks in these photos.

Some golden spirals...


Ironworks...


Brickworks...


A hidden grotto on Capitol Hill...


Funky sewer grates...


Star chart maps...


Rocket exhaust nozzle...


Pillars...


Old bridge...




On the Potomac by National Airport...




Electromagnetic Spectrum in stained glass...


C&O canal in Georgetown...


Cool foliage outside the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History...


Navigation routes...


Sandstone formation from Fontainebleau, France at the Museum of Natural History...


A rainbow of minerals...


City in stone...


Shark house...


Code?


Map of free press...


Cool plant...


You know I like ironwork...


Gryphon statue art nouveau-style...


The Washington monument isn't so big...


Abraham Lincoln signs his initials - A...


L...


Lunch visitors...




National Museum of African American History and Culture


U.S. Marine Corps Sunset Parade



Hope you enjoyed this trip to DC through my camera lens. Will be back with a new project soon!

14 comments:

  1. These are wonderful photos. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Glad you were able to get away on vacation with your family. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

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  3. We took our sons to DC four years ago and they loved the museums especially the Newseum. Great pix!

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  4. Wonderful collection of photos! And so much inspiration! I can't wait to take my kids to visit DC!

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  5. Some very cool shots indeed. I have never been to DC but one day I will go. I hear it's gorgeous when the cherry blossoms are out. And I love the rainbow of minerals...you can take the quilter away from her sewing machine, and she still finds a rainbow.

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  6. Some great photos there and loads of inspiration. xx

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  7. Great pics, MR, and lots of inspiration!

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  8. Your eye for detail is great, each photo could become a quilt....

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  9. Your eye for detail is great, each photo could become a quilt....

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  10. You have the most amazing eye! I love looking at your photos.

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  11. cool photos! Glad to hear your mom is doing well.

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  12. Looks like a great trip :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I absolutely love your shots. You've a great eye for design, along with sharp photography skills. Thanks for taking us along with you!

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