Thursday, January 23, 2020
This is the courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The museum is a merger of several buildings, the sandstone building on the left was a hospital in the civil war. Walt Whitman read to patients there and helped them write letters home. The building straight ahead was the patent office. Joining the buildings with the glass covered courtyard created a delightful indoor space. We met an old friend there recently, (we have known him a long time, and he is old.) Wandered a bit of the gallery and had a nice lunch.
What others spaces like this are around the world?
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Ive seen many but was so glad I got to see this redo on my last visit. Didn’t look like that in the 80s!ReplyDelete
DC has gotten better over the past 40 years.Delete
union station in DCReplyDelete
wanamaker's (now macy's) department store in philly
marshall fields (now macy's) department store in chicago
[side note: the 2 stores were designed by the same architect, daniel burnham]
philly's 30th street station are some of my fave spaces
Union station is scheduled for new platforms and train sheds. I have been in Wanamakers, didn't know that was originally open (makes sense)Delete
check out the ceiling of the Milwaukee art museum; looks something similar.ReplyDelete
It is amazing, and the wingsDelete