Washington, D.C. Journals

Afternoon Adventures

A travel journal to Washington, D.C. by wasa girl

Renwick Gallery National Museum of American Art Photo, Washington, D.C., United States More Photos
Quote: I live outside Washington D.C. so I adventure into the city several times a month of events, dinner or to just explore for the afternoon. I feel very lucky to enjoy the city so easily.

Renwick Gallery National Museum of American Art

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Attraction | "New Idea of American Art"

Renwick Gallery National Museum of American Art Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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The Renwick Gallery is a beautiful building which is often over looked being so close to both the White House and the Corcoran Gallery. Part of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum it houses both a permanent collection of contemporary American craft (which they do rotate pieces from time to time), an example of a 19th century picture gallery and a space for exhibits.The day I visited the exhibit space was closed, but all the galleries on the second floor were open. As part of the Smithsonian admission is free and the docents are very eager to help tell you about the work on display. Why I think that this museum should be visited by anyone interested in art is that the work on ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2011

Renwick Gallery National Museum of American Art
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Oyamel

Restaurant | "Would You Like Lime with That?"

Oyamel Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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I have visited Oyamel twice, once to grab a drink at the bar and once to actually have dinner. I cannot say that I will go for a third time. The owner is well known, which may be why the place is always packed, but on my first visit I was blown away (not in a good way) by the price of a simple gin and tonic. The idea of guacamole made at my table in front of me however had be intrigued and led to the second visit. When I returned for a full meal all I tasted was lime, every dish, every drink was lime. Add to the disappointment that it was so loud I could barely talk or understand my waitress.For my money, I would walk a little further down the street, but if you are looking for...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 5, 2011

Oyamel
401 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-1005