Ms. Independent

D.C. Basin
Washington Monument
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Scene @ Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
Scene @ Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

Martin Luther King Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Photo of artist Ousmane Sow at work
Smithsonian- National Museum of African Art



Face Mask -Igbo Peoples, Nigeria
Smithsonian- National Museum of African Art



Dinner @Founding Farmers
Brunch @ Ted’s Bulletin
Instagramming at the White House πŸ™‚

I spent the fourth of July with the family in Washington D.C. It was the first visit for me so I spent some time catching up on my American History in the sweltering heat. Having just come from Italy it was very interesting for me to note the Italian influences in the DC architecture. I also felt a strong French vibe, particularly around the basin which I later found out was designed by French- born architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant

So to sum it up, I saw, I ate, I took pictures, and I learned some stuff. It was a good trip. Extremely hot but good.

What’s influencing you lately?

Things I’m happy about/looking forward to/grateful for this week:

– I did laundry!!!

– My pretty mani

– The Olympics

– It’s still summer

– I have a job

– You guys

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16 Comments

  1. Glossy Lala
    July 29, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog,I am following you on gfc,hope to follow me as well:)http://glossylala.blogspot.co.uk/Keep posting!

  2. Of the comely
    July 29, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    @Glossy Lala:Thanks πŸ™‚

  3. Lisa - respect the shoes
    July 30, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    I went to DC a few weeks ago with my fam – I wish I had more time to eat and check out more museums. Did you walk around the entire Tidal Basin area too? It was a long day or walking and looking for us, especially with a 6yo nephew!

  4. Of the comely
    July 31, 2012 / 11:21 am

    @Bonnie:I agree.

  5. Of the comely
    July 31, 2012 / 11:21 am

    @Valentina:It was good.

  6. Of the comely
    July 31, 2012 / 11:23 am

    @Lisa-respect the shoes:We did. We didn't have a 6 year old with us though:)

  7. Squared
    August 1, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    wow! SO cool!! I'm going to Washington this summer and can't wait to take pictures there!!The saumon made my mouth water!!Come back soon <3

  8. Skinny
    August 1, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    I had so much fun when i visited the DC Monument some years back…that salmon looks so yummy!!

  9. Of the comely
    August 14, 2012 / 10:54 am

    @Squared: You will love it

  10. Of the comely
    August 14, 2012 / 10:55 am

    @Skinny:The monuments were fun. He loved the salmon πŸ™‚

  11. Of the comely
    August 14, 2012 / 10:55 am

    @Miki:Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  12. peculiar VIrtue
    August 15, 2012 / 2:58 am

    Nice trip! The food looks great…oh yeah, the monuments, too. :o)

  13. Squared
    August 19, 2012 / 4:55 am

    we did change it! Thanks for noticing!!

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