30 August 2010

Go See DC: Portrait Gallery

(NOTE: This is a re-purposed post  from the past as part of the ongoing Go See DC series.)

Just a few blocks from the student hotel is the Foster + Partners new Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery.  They keep late hours, are free, and are well worth the stop, even if only for 15 or 30 minutes.
On the floor of the courtyard is this "fountain" which just has water sheeting across the granite. The drains on are the left side of the photo. (Mapped)While there I saw their newest addition, the iconic but controversial portrait of Obama by Shepard Fairey.

1 comment:

eventagentur berlin said...

beautiful courtyard. The pity is that I see the nicest projects most of the time only on pictures. Reality is probably better. So I have to travel more I guess...