Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Books, Art, Theatre, and Washington, DC!

I've been quite busy since the last time I posted anything! I have been teaching an OLLI class with my boss (we are teaching an intro to genealogy course), working a lot, reading, and traveling!

Since I last posted, I have read a couple of romances by Jill Shalvis (both excellent) and am still making progress with City on Fire. I've just been so busy that I haven't had time to read as much of that one as I would like. Also, I just went on a trip to Washington, DC, and for my plane reading, I decided on Dan Brown's Inferno. It was the perfect book for traveling. Chapters are short but exciting, and details are fairly easy to remember in spite of constant interruptions in airports or on planes.



While in DC, I went to meetings and to several theatre productions, including Sense and Sensibility at the Folger and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at the Kennedy Center. I also got to spend time at art museums, including the National Gallery, which was amazing. It was good for the soul!

Here are a few photos I took with my phone while I was visiting:

A wooden sphere made by artist from Afghanistan. Part of the Afghanistan art exhibit,
"Turquoise Mountain" at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

The Yogini at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

The Washington Monument from a distance.

Blurry photo of  people dressed as Jane Austen characters at the Folger Library gathering
before the play of 'Sense and Sensibility.'

"The shirt" Colin Firth wore in 'Pride and Prejudice' when he came out of the water. (Folger Library/Theatre)

Blurry photo of Jane Austen's hair. (Folger Library/Theatre)

Giant blue chicken at the National Gallery (Washington Post article ).