Sunday, August 25: After giving up trying to find photos of people interacting with art at the National Gallery of Art, I went to the Sculpture Garden to see if I would have any luck there. This search was to meet the challenge posed by Instagram to post photos taken over the weekend for their Hashtag project: #WHPartwatching.
Finally, I got this interesting fellow wearing purple athletic pants and a turquoise shirt, with a video camera partially balanced over his turquoise-dyed hair. He was actually interacting with this metal tree sculpture. Bingo! Not the greatest, but it met the challenge.
After I got my picture, I walked around the Sculpture Garden, taking more photos of all the cool sculptures on the grounds.
By this time I was getting pretty hungry, as I always do, and I found these colorful food trucks, or kiosks, sitting along the road serving up some culinary delights.
I decided I would indulge at the “froyotogo” truck, mainly because it was painted purple, on some frozen yogurt with raspberry and kiwi toppings.
Now that the Instagram project was over, I could simply enjoy my frozen treat on a bench along the long stretch of the Mall. A lovely day in Washington, D.C. 🙂
On Friday evenings during the summer, jazz concerts are held at the Sculpture Garden. I didn’t make it to any concerts this summer, but here’s me before I went to Korea, in the summer of 2009, holding a leafy plant (??) at Jazz in the Sculpture Garden. I don’t know why, but I always get a hoot out of this photo. 🙂