A Week in D.C. (Part 5)

November 13

Continuing our tour of the National Gallery of Art . . . 

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[“The Mill”!  Heard those things kill a lot of birds?]

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[Nooms?  Helping people lead healthier lives through behavioral change and cutting back on the intake of Nut Goodies . . . ]

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[A last name of three words is likely excessive . . . ]

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[And to think Dutch Masters became famous as a cigar box . . . ]

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[My dad is the only person I know who regularly ate mincemeat pie on holidays . . . ]

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[With . . . ]

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[Or without people?]

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[At least he’s wearing a hat – likely an OSHA requirement . . . ]

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[This was the special exhibit when we were there . . . ]

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[I had no idea of his importance in the grand scheme of things . . . ]

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[He taught, among others, da Vinci and Botticelli . . . ]

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[Even advertised to and from the indoor facilities . . . ]

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[David, and a now much shorter Goliath, by Verrocchio . . . ]

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[The next 10 “panels” are all Verrocchio works . . . ]

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[Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the great names in art.  Probably because of the way it rolls off the tongue . . . ]

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[Classic Monet . . . ]

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[It was time to meet up for food and beverages with some of the locals.  Here we’re walking back in the tunnel to the East Wing Gallery . . . ]

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[We walked past the Department of Labor again . . . ]

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[Then around the corner, the Department of Labor building in the background and off page to the left.  This was our restaurant row across a small side street from DOL . . . ]

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[This used to be “My Brother’s Place,” the place of lunches and after work affairs . . . ]

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[We’re at the Dubliner restaurant, dating back to our days in D.C.  It’s just a couple blocks from the restaurants above.  The Super received some gifts from my sister Gretch . . . ]

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[And here’s Gretch with Bill Gross, my old colleague and boss and now regular travel partner . . . ]

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[Photo time!!]

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If you don’t mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is a darn good shaving cream.  ~  Barry Goldwater

Up Next:  More D.C.

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