Whenever family comes to visit DC, it’s always fun playing tour guide. My little cousins came from New Jersey to check out what there was to see in the nation’s capital. We went to the different Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo.
Union Market is a warehouse food market in North East DC, and I recommend everybody go there if they haven’t gotten the chance to explore local DC food artisans. When you get there, make sure to explore outside of the market, and see the art that surrounds the area. You will be surprised with what you find.
Warmer weather calls for biking around the city. I finally faced my fear of riding a bike around the city. Who knew I could be so afraid of riding a bike? I’m only a grown adult, yet I can’t seem to grasp the thought of why I was so afraid of riding a bike around a bike friendly city. With perfect weather like today, I thought I give it a try.
I rented a DC CityShare to cruise around the National Mall, and it’s definitely a lot faster to see the city when you are riding a bike.
Can you fall in love with a city? Because I sure am falling more in love with this city every single day.
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”―Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
I’m ending my weekend feeling a bit sick, but I was still able to enjoy the past few days without letting the minor cold take over and ruin my weekend. Down with this cold (pho to the rescue)!
If you are planning on heading to the movies, I recommend giving the Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts a watch because they were incredible (emotional/sad, but worth it). Who knew animated films could be so sad? Sanjay Patel’s, “Sanjay’s Super Team” was a lovely tribute to his father.
On Sunday, there was the Chinese New Year Festival (A little CNY preview before the New Year begins) occurred at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There were performances from the Embassy of China: music, opera, dancing, and the lion dance. It only made me excited to go back to New Jersey, and celebrate with my family!
I got the opportunity to do an Instagram meetup with Kandace Banks, who is starting up her website (which will feature fashion, events, etc.) in the upcoming new year. Together, we worked together to help each other with our own projects and portfolio.
We explored Brookland, and I got to capture some shots of her around the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I always love playing around with light and shadows, so it was fun to have a model being immersed in with the sunlight. Follow Kandace Banks on Instagram, and keep an eye out for the launch of her website.