We had another tour set up by our Congressman while were in DC. It was at the Kennedy Center and I really hadn’t thought much about what we would or wouldn’t see when we went. As you enter you are greeted by a gallery of flags.
It was for me, just a regular tour as far as tours go. We were able to see some interesting things and some behind the scenes things as well. We were able to see one of the auditoriums but were unable to see the main one as they were preparing for some sort of performance.
Here’s a cool shot of the seats. They were pretty comfy.
What do you notice when you tour somewhere? I tend to notice or take an interest in things other than what are pointed out for us. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the docents sharing with us the history and interesting anecdotes etc. I just tend to see some other things that many folks miss.
Like the lights. I love chandeliers and unusual lighting.
We walked out onto a terrace where they often have parties. It had a wonderful view.
As you look to the right of the terrace you will notice some buildings. One of them is the Watergate Hotel.
Part of the tour included the opportunity to see a performance. I thought we would be seeing this in one of the auditoriums but it was actually held in an area off of the main foyer.
Again, some cool chandeliers.
Our tour ended and we hurried to get in line for the free performance. We were told that it gets crowded and they were right.
As part of its effort to make the performing arts available to everyone, the Kennedy Center offers a free performance every day on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. These performances of music, theater, and dance feature emerging and established artists from the Washington area, across the nation, and around the world. For more info you can go to Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.
Our performance featured Peter Horr, Violoncello and Henri Sigfridsson, Piano.
The gift shop is always one of my favorite places to visit.
They had these beautiful miniature dresses. I so wanted to get these even though I have no practical use for them.
I’m not a trained ballet dancer but I totally wanted to buy these shoes and wear them. They just look so awesome to me.
They had a cool patch that I bought to add to my collection. 🙂
Another cool thing that I found was this awesome payphone!! When was the last time you saw one of those? It even had phonebooks! I was doing a ::happy dance::
Have you ever been to the Kennedy Center?
What cool things have you seen on your latest trip?