Guitar Lineup

Today is Labor Day, the official end of summer.

Unless you’re outside the US and Canada, using the meteorological delineation, or in the southern hemisphere.

Although I didn’t travel very far during the season, and really haven’t done any major photo projects (lazy!), I did manage to capture a few interesting images while exploring a few new-to-me corners of the DC area.

Here are a few samples with links to more should you be interested.

At the top is a small part of the collection, guitars donated and signed by musical legends, in the Mansion on O Street in the District. The Mansion has a fascinating history and is well worth checking out if you are in town. More photos are in this gallery.

Reclining Liberty, a 25-foot-long sculpture, was originally displayed at a couple of locations in New York and is now laying in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Arlington. Interesting stop on a morning stroll through the neighborhood.

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens is one of those gems in the National Park system that often gets overlooked, even by those of us who live in this area. Beautiful place to spend a morning. I didn’t take many pictures during this visit but here’s small gallery.

Two Urinals

Another hidden DC-area experience that’s worth a visit is Glenstone, a 230-acre estate and museum of contemporary art in the hills of Potomac, Maryland. The art, like this one called Two Urinals, is odd but interesting.

Look Here

Finally, a visit to the National Building Museum where their big installation project for the summer is titled Look Here. It wasn’t as interactive or interesting as in the past, but still worth some time to explore. A few more images from this and the Lego exhibit at the museum are in this gallery.