I think Brian and I are falling in love with the city life. It seems like the deeper we delve into our creative sides, the more we want to be within walking distance of creative atmosphere's. While we were in Washington D.C., we didn't drive around it once! We walked to nearby coffee shops, strolled by gorgeous parks and museums, and rode bikes to the cool monuments. And the entire time we didn't really feel that much like tourists. Like this was totes normal and so we should do this from now on, yo.
Unfortunately, there is no city atmosphere in tiny ol' Burlington, but perhaps one day it will be up and coming enough to have a downtown you won't miss if you sneeze. Or maybe we'll find ourselves moving to a big city and embracing it completely... hmmm.
Anyway, there was no way we could be in such a culture rich, history-filled area and NOT create art. Way too much stunning architecture and with the perfect weather we had that weekend, it was the perfect opportunity for photos and filming.
Brian has recently acquired the new Panasonic GH4 camera which shoots incredible footage (which is easily described in high-level nerd terms that I don't quite understand...) But dude. Dont' take my word for it. His video from our weekend there turned out really awesomely. See for yourself! (P.S. see it in it's maximum level of awesome by putting it in higher definition and letting it load for a bit - totally worth it.)
One of the most breathtaking museums we visited was the National Building Museum. Like, seriously, from the moment you walked in, you were already admiring everything about the room.
Nothing like a protest to make you steer really clear of the White House
The photographer in me is like, "Oooh symmetry and pretty lines... oooh."
LOVED the National Museum of Art. At least the modern side. The old school art is cool too, but after about ten minutes, it's sort of a yawn-fest. But this stuff? I was staring at it, asking deep philosophical questions to Brian like, "How does this make you feel....?"
How YOU doing, handsome?
As a lover of all things words, this was the coolest exhibit everrrrr. The walls were covered in quotes and thought provoking passages and I spent five minutes trying to figure it all out. Love. Love. Love.
This piece of art was created by the great... ha, just kidding i have no idea anything about this but it looks pretty cool right?!
High on Brian's list of things to see was definitely the National Air and Space Museum which, overall, was mildly underwhelming but had some awesome exhibits.
Not to be cliche, but what else do you do with a giant reflective surface and a giant monument? Duh.
HUGE thanks to Kelly and Hugh, who not only made us feel absolutely welcome but also invited us, let us stay with them, gave us a fabulous tour, kept us entertained with episodes of The Sixties and Drunk History, AND maintained their already ridiculously high awesome level. We completely and utterly heart you guys!