Travelling inside of the US has been one of my pending subjects ever since I arrived. Yes, I went to the usual Vegas, Los Angeles destinations but thats it. As my friend Nahum from Madrid is still in the city we decided to hit Washington and discover a little bit of a city I had no clue about.
What we basically did was to walk and check museums. And I definitely think that is just more than enough to take the 4 hour trip to DC from NY. if you into history and art, Washington has some amazing msueum that will most amaze you. Some photos of the stuff we saw in one day and a half…
And a lot of fallen soldiers. Its amazing the pride and sense of patriotism displayed in the city. For a foreigner like myself, its quite shocking to see such an enormous display of american pride.
Nahum went bananas with the impressionist collection at the… wait, I dont even remember which of the museum was this one, but it was great…
This disturbing estatue/installation is a representation of an american woman and his vices: unhealthy food, gossip magazines, and pretty much ugly clothes (that’s my assumption from what I saw). It was so real I was freaking out the thing would get real any moment…
The Smithsonian American Art Museum was having (And still does), a video game expo called “The art of video games”. In my opinion, it could be much better than what it is, but some positive things of the expo are the video game consoles on display, from the first Atari to the latest Playstation 3. I really got the shivers when I saw my second computer, the Commodore 64, the Xbox I had, or the Sega Master System I spent countless hours with. I even sent the photo to my dad, and we both went back to a time when video games were basically amazing.
Check this agenda. Read the names. Yes. Walt Disney, among many notable figures of the 50′s. It was the agenda of one of the Warner brothers, who revolutionize the movie industry. Look at the amazing customized dial phone too… Now rething the word “swag”.
Call me nostalgic… These are the puppets by Jim Henson, before the Sesame Street show. Look at the weird characters, a lizard, a humanoid, or something that looks like a dog? Well, these were the spark that caused the Sesame Street era to be what we all know now.
I think that even today Im in love with this woman. Carmen Miranda was huge in the 40′s and still is an icon in terms of fashion and style.
And just to finalize, this is an all time classic. Puppets were huge in the 40′s and 50′s. Dont ask me why because I have no clue, but the thin line that separates the funny and the creepy personalities of these puppets is somehow intriguing. THis little guy right here looking at you is actually, right now, under your bed waiting for you to sleep.
Washington, a museum tour!