Steampunk dreamy airship
Welcome to my first edition of #wanderlust where I tell you about the places we visit.
By the time you read this I’ll be back at Washington, D.C. 😀
I wrote most of this post Wednesday while I’m having lunch at the Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space! 🚀
I came to D.C to bring Grasshopper to the Envision Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit. Another loooong but exciting day: up at 5:00 am to catch the first morning flight. We arrived at DC at 7:40 am, I left Grasshopper with his group at the airport to go on his merry way and headed to the museums. Then I took the last flight that night to come back home. Today I’m doing the same all over again. 😰
I hadn’t visited DC for yeeeeeears so wasn’t sure how I was going to get to the museum but taking the Metro was fairly fast and painless. I took the station at the airport and four or five stations later I was just blocks away from the Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space.😎
I got to see the Capitol and the Washington monument for afar on my way there. They were setting up the areas for people to watch the inauguration. Grasshopper was here, somewhere, Friday! 😊
First thing you see when you get in the museum is the “Boeing Milestone of Flight Hall” which is one of my favorite areas because it’s where the Lunar Module and Spacecrafts (Gemini IV and Mercury Friendship) are and I’m crazy about anything to do with space exploration. 🚀 ✨ 🌎
Then there was this “1910-1913 Aero Show Exhibition”… [giggling] oh… my… You may already know that I love anything Steampunk…. no? God! I thought you KNEW me already!🙄 [sight] Well… this exhibition was like.. steampunkland! Whohooooo 💃
This freakantastic apparatus called “La Minerve” is the dreamy steampunk playground I asked Santa many times I never got! 😫
Then I ran into this section called “Could you be a stewardess in the early 1950s?” and my inner feminist screamed… SHARE WITH ALL THE SISTAS! NOW!
So it seems that I would have been an inch and a few pounds away from fulfilling that dream if I ever had it 😜
I will be forever grateful for our sistas of the 50s-70s for burning those bras and fighting those legal battles that gave us the opportunities we have now!
Then I went to the National Gallery of Art, which is AH-MAZING. I started with the Sculpture Garden where I took tons of amazing pictures because of all the natural light. My favorite are the pyramid and the tree. And this dauntless squirrel that, like me, thinks a good snack is always worth the risk of posing for a tourist 😂
When I got to the actual gallery… OMG!!! I had visited it years ago but it felt like the first time. I was gaping like an idiot at all the wonderful masterpieces. Even though my favorites were the sculptures of the mythological creatures: Diana the hunter, Cupid, Venus… I was especially impressed by the Veiled Nun. The flimsy veil covering her face is sculpted with such exquisite detail!
Enjoy the pictures!
What about you? Do you like museums and art galleries? Could you have been a stewardess in the early 1950s?
Thank you for visiting!