midtown center, SHoP Architects
Whew, and the final post from DC! All of these shots are from my final full day in the city + 2 shots from my last day, which was more for touring and less to create shots for the commission. All four days were jam-packed and full of great photo ops. As I mentioned, it’s been a long time since I was in DC. It was really great to get back to further explore all the great architecture and culture this city has to offer.
First, we have the Midtown Center designed by SHoP Architects. It’s an office building but there’s a central plaza that’s open to the public and, I felt, the best area to photograph. Especially because of the elevated walkways.
midtown center, SHoP Architects
midtown center, SHoP Architects
midtown center, SHoP Architects
midtown center, SHoP Architects
Next, was another random find. The Christian Science Reading Room. It has this glassy, sculptural facade which is great for angles and reflections.
christian science reading room, washington dc
christian science reading room, washington dc
Another office building with some good geometry, 1999 K St NW.
 1999 K St NW
Now for the brutalist headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Some pretty good patterns on this one.
the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Next is another David Adjaye building, the Francis A. Gregory Library. The geometry of triangles continues here.
Francis A. Gregory Library, david adjaye
Francis A. Gregory Library, david adjaye
Francis A. Gregory Library, david adjaye
A favorite of the day, the National Portrait Gallery. The original open courtyard is now covered with a Norman Foster-designed glass canopy. This curvy, yet geometric design, with his signature diamonds, is great fun to photograph!
national portrait gallery, norman foster

national portrait gallery, norman foster
national portrait gallery, norman foster
While exploring the museum, I came across this pretty ceiling light.
national portrait gallery
Onto the National Building Museum. Great interior arches.
national building museum
The final stop of my 3rd day in DC was Union Station. The most beautiful of train stations I’ve seen in the US.
union station washington dc
union station washington dc
union station washington dc
My final day was spent exploring two museums outside of DC. The first was the Glenstone Museum. Photography is not permitted inside but it’s such a serene, beautiful place. The grounds are extensive and filled with sculptures. Here’s a detail of another Tony Smith sculpture titled Smug.

My last stop before heading home was the Philip Johnson-designed Kreeger Museum.
kreeger museum, philip johnson
Ok, now go check out all the shots that weren’t in these many posts 😉
 

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