Ok so, how many of you have been born and raised or lived in a state/country for a long time and have yet to visit any of the known tourist attractions? I know, I'm guilty too. I mean I am originally from New York City (The Bronx to be specific) and I haven't been to the Statue of Liberty yet! *insert surprised emoji face*
So I started this ritual of taking myself on dates to the Smithsonian museums here in Washington, DC. Not only because they are free (yes, free!) but I've lived here for almost five years and if someone asked me about them, I couldn't even respond without googling. So I wanted to learn more about my city than just the restaurants and bars.
Here is what I found out during my visit to The National Gallery of Art:
- The museum has an East and West building.
- The National Gallery of Art owns the only painting by Leonardo Da Vinci in the Western Hemisphere.
- They have a sculpture garden and the garden's centered on a circular pool, which is transformed into an ice skating rink during the winter.
Photos: Malek Naz Freidouni