08 May 2012

Sunset at the Penn Quarter

On a beautiful spring evening, I had the pleasure of spending some time before a dinner in the Penn Quarter enjoying the sunset at the Navy Memorial. Despite only having a smart phone camera and a hazy horizon, the twilight hues during the Golden Time shed a new light when focusing on a familiar part of the Federal City.


Although it was a bit further down "America's Main Street", the seeing the setting sun through the glass ceiling of the renovated Old Post Office was stunning.

The beautiful soft light on the National Archives was beautifully complemented by some of the fountains at the Navy Memorial.

My hometown walkabout allowed me to discover the name and present occupants of a distinctive building in the Penn Quarter. The building with turrets on Pennsylvania Avenue had been a hotel in the early 20th century but is now the home of the National Council of Negro Women.

The salmon colored stone looked awesome in the twilight. After a fine meal, it was a treat to see the  of the National Gallery of Art West Building.


It was reminiscent of the exterior of Night at the Museum, without the monkey business (aside that that is typical of the District of Calamity).

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