I’d planned to post my ten favorite travel photos of 2012, but I couldn’t narrow it down to just ten (too much loveliness!), so I’m going to divide the photos up into two or three different posts instead.

First up is Washington, D.C., where I visited in February 2012. The rest of my photos from the trip can be found on Flickr.

Most of these photos were taken at two places that absolutely stole my heart ♥: the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art. Also, along with the photos, I’ve included links to interesting/useful/educational information, so be sure to click on them if you’re interested.

(& One last thing before the photos: sadly, I didn’t get to see my Imaginary Boyfriend Joe Biden while in D.C. Darn! ;) I still associate that trip with him, though: last month, I dreamt that Biden bought me Christian Louboutin stilettos & gelato & wandered around the Library of Congress with me. I have great dreams sometimes (^‿^))

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The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink with the National Archives Building in the background:

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink- February 2012

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The Capitol building on a cold D.C. morning:

The Capitol building on a cold D.C. morning (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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The beautiful Supreme Court Building:

The beautiful Supreme Court building- February 2012

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Entrance to the Library of Congress ♥:

Entrance to The Library of Congress ♥ (Instagrammed photo) - February 2012

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The Library of Congress, taken on a lovely almost-spring morning:

Gorgeous! The Library of Congress, taken on a lovely almost-spring morning (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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The wonderful Library of Congress:

The wonderful Library of Congress- February 2012

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A beautiful statue in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress:

Beautiful statue in the Great Hall of The Library of Congress (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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Part of the lovely ceiling of the Great Hall of the Library of Congress:

Part of the lovely ceiling of the Great Hall of The Library of Congress (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012
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One of the wonderful quotes on the walls of the Library of Congress:

One of the wonderful quotes on the walls of The Library of Congress- February 2012
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The entrance to the “Creating the United States” exhibit at the Library of Congress:

The "Creating the United States" exhibit at The Library of Congress- February 2012

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Columns & lovely ceiling art at the Library of Congress:

Columns & lovely ceiling art at the Library of Congress (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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A Picasso self-portrait outside the entrance to the West Building of the National Gallery of Art:

A Picasso drawing outside an entrance to the National Gallery of Art (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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Peter Paul Rubens‘s “Daniel in the Lions’ Den” at the National Gallery of Art:

Peter Paul Rubens's "Daniel in the Lions' Den" at the National Gallery of Art (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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Andy Goldsworthy‘s “Roof” outside of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art:

Andy Goldsworthy's "Roof" at the National Gallery of Art (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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Pablo Picasso‘s “Harlequin Musician” at the National Gallery of Art:

Pablo Picasso's "Harlequin Musician" at the National Gallery of Art (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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Giorgio de Chirico‘s “Conversation among the Ruins” at the National Gallery of Art:

Giorgio de Chirico's "Conversation among the Ruins" at the National Gallery of Art (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012
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An anonymous artist’s (a follower of Fra Filipp Lippi and Pesellino) “Madonna and Child” at the National Gallery of Art:

An anonymous artist's (a follower of Fra Filipp Lippi and Pesellino) "Madonna and Child" at the National Gallery of Art (Instagrammed photo)- February 2012

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Leo Villareal‘s “Multiverse” light sculpture/moving walkway/tunnel between the East Building and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art:

Leo Villareal's "Multiverse" light sculpture/moving walkway/tunnel at the National Gallery of Art- February 2012

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More soon!

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  • http://femtospace.wordpress.com femtospace

    Nice Photos, Miranda!

  • http://costeffectivetravel.com Steve

    Great photos, thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing the other sets you mentioned.

  • http://journeyjason.wordpress.com Jason

    Nice pics! I wouldn’t mind visiting Washington DC someday. Perhaps there will be a convention there I could attend. I could then have a chance to explore the city a bit.

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