Lower Cases and Capitals

A few snapshots and bylines from yesterday’s DC trip:

I found the Abraham Lincoln Memorial the most compelling place on the mall. But I’m not sure if that is because of Lincoln’s somber, fist-clenched stare or because of his articulate 2nd inauguration address engraved on the wall.
It’s been a long time dream of mine to see the Wright Flyer, but the part of the exhibit I was the happiest to see was this gorgeous fixed-gear, one of 5 surviving bikes built by the Wright Bros. I would definitely rock those bars.

The Chester Dale Collection was my favorite part of the National Gallery of Art. This Manet was particularly striking.

This picture is significant because I believe it is the first Pablo Picasso I’ve seen that I’ve really like. I particularly love the drab colors, minimal attention to detail, and the clean lines.
The District of Colombia has a really killer coffee seen and I was able to stop by Chinatown Coffee and Peregrine Espresso. Peregrine ranked among my favorite coffee experiences, largely due to a great conversation with a couple of the baristas who were preparing for the Mid-Atlantic Barista Competition next week. I got a double shot of the seasonal Nemba, Burundi espresso, which did not disappoint.
We finished the day at Zest Bistro, a hip new-American restaurant. Just looking at the picture makes me hungry.

I must say I’m very pleased my nation’s capital is so cool.

About mjbutterworth

Coffee. Books. Bicycles.
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