Lindsey: We did a terrible job of documenting this trip.
Even though this wasn’t the busiest trip in-terms of official sights seen (it was more of a clean-up extravaganza), I would definitely say it rivaled our New York trip last fall in-terms of miles moved.
Which is to say, we still saw a lot of stuff.
I was ready to go crazy with the camera. I made it a point to have it in-hand rather than tucked away in my bag.
When the time came to point and shoot, I was like…? Can’t we just live our lives?
I mean if the choice is between enjoying a glass of wine and the crazy, rave-quality sound system in the courtyard of the Hirshhorn during the Warhol gallery opening OR taking pictures of a lit fountain at night…
Well, the glass of wine will always win.
I will admit that I was 11/10 fascinated by the bases of the flag poles in the capital. So I snapped away at those things like a woman possessed.
It’s a series.
As far as museums go? I’m the kind of person who follows directions and refrains from using photographic devices while in the exhibits.
Some things are best experienced in person.
I just can’t imagine that year from now, I’ll have an emotional connection to a grainy photograph of a Stradivarius violin. And if I’m still drooling over Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, that probably means it’s time for me to source a pair of my own.
When you go on vacation, what’s your strategy for photo-documenting?