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A walk through the historic National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC surprised me with this wonderful courtyard… A wavy glass–and–steel structure appeared to float over the courtyard, letting in natural light but protecting visitors from the elements.

The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard is a part of the building that houses the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The double–glazed glass panels are set in a grid completely supported by eight aluminum–clad columns located around the perimeter of the courtyard so that the weight of the roof does not affect the National Historic Landmark building.

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”
Walt Whitman

Canon G11

Thanks to Cris Buscaglia Lenz for her Textura No. 151
Other Texture created by me called “Torn Paper”

Residing near the beach, I love to take my camera on photo-shoots when there is an impending storm, darkened skies, with the threat of rain or even snow! The shadows call to me and the fog is my friend. I hear sounds…yet most of the surroundings lie hidden from view. This allows me to escape into my own world, creating the next canvas for another of my “paintings.”

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  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyabout 1 year ago

    A walk through the historic National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC surprised me with this wonderful courtyard… A wavy glass–and–steel structure appeared to float over the courtyard, letting in natural light but protecting visitors from the elements.

    The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard is a part of the building that houses the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

    The double–glazed glass panels are set in a grid completely supported by eight aluminum–clad columns located around the perimeter of the courtyard so that the weight of the roof does not affect the National Historic Landmark building.

    “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”
    Walt Whitman



  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéabout 1 year ago

    gorgeous :) xxx

  • Thank you so very much for stopping by and commenting, Denise!! Plus giving this a fave too…wow!!! This architecture has been intriguing me for some time now and I finally felt the inspiration to work on it… It is something to see in real life!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    wow! great one Susan. I love the squares up there and the light on the buildings ;)

  • Thank you, Manon!!! I am still amazed to see a glass and metal structure floating above…wow! Thanks for the fave!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    I can easily understand your fascination with the way this covered courtyard integrates with the historic buildings. It’s such an interesting juxtaposition of old and new, and as always, you’ve done wonders with the light.

  • A beautiful comment, Celeste…It was such a wonderful experience when I looked up and saw the floating roof of metal and glass… The light was what I felt to be important here…so happy you agree!

    – Susan Werby

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    what a fantastic place, well captured xx

  • It was quite amazing to leave the historical building of years ago and discover the modern structure above… Thank you, Lynn!

    – Susan Werby

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful courtyard!! Very lovely capture!!

  • Thank you, Gena! This courtyard and old museum architecture really peeked my artistic interest…The light spoke to me…

    – Susan Werby

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 1 year ago

    really adds some wonderment to this

  • So glad you saw the wonder in this one, Dennis! Thank you!

    – Susan Werby

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 1 year ago

    “Prejudice comes from being in the dark;
    sunlight disinfects it.”
    {Muhammad Ali}

    An excellent capture and treatment!!! Bill

  • Another special quote…this time from the infamous boxer… Thank you for that and your comment, Bill!!! Always appreciated!

    – Susan Werby

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeabout 1 year ago

    Where past and present meet. Superb capture and editing Susan.

  • I worked at this one, Christine…a challenge that I was excited to take on… Thank you and for your fave too…

    – Susan Werby

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