Thursday, June 11, 2020

Welcome to Washington, Now Go Home

With the entire world closed, it looks like it may be awhile before I can do any traveling. With that in mind, I’m re-posting from my original blog. This section follows me and my son's trip from California to Washington DC for a temporary assignment. 

Day 6:

We arrived in Alexandria, VA last night. Got settled into the hotel and went to check email. There was a message from the person I was supposed to start work for on Monday. She said she had gotten a call from the Deputy Garrison Commander of Fort Irwin and he would not support my assignment. The bottom line is I drop Kenny off at the airport tomorrow, and I’ll be heading back early next week.

Today we went to Washington DC. We spent some time in the newly remodeled Museum of American History, the Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum.

Still Life from the National Gallery of Art

As I stared at the wonderful still life paintings from the Renaissance era, I noticed that many included some kind of protein, fruit, vegetables and various plates and serving dishes. I assumed in some cases, the artist was painting what would become that nights dinner.

I couldn't help but wonder what a current version of that painting would be considering the modern American diet.

Inspired, I created "Classico vita ancora con il pasto americano modern"

Modern Still Life with American Fast Food

Anyway, tomorrow we will go to the Dulles annex of the Air and Space before I drop Kenny off for his flight home.

The US Space Shuttle Enterprise in the Dulles Annex of the Air and Space Museum

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