I was in Washington, DC this week and had the chance to take sometime to visit the Smithsonian Museums… It was trully a treat, and wanted to share just a couple of highlights…:
ENIAC’s – **The** 1947 technology (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer ) — Wow – It seemed a bit rusty – but that is where it all started –
Hope Diamond – (45.52 carat, deep blue) — What a beauty! — That was the centerpiece, but the Gem Colleection contains some other great and impressive pieces…
In the National Arts Gallery, Several of Toulouse-Lautrec paintings, a self-portrait of VanGohg, and several other incredible paintings..
Trully an amazing couple of hours… and it was totally FREE… (As an aside: I had no idea that the Smithsonian was a gift (back in mid-1800s) from an Englishman who left his state to American people — Someone who never set foot in the USA when he was alive, but believed in his potential and people – What a legacy! —
— I need to get out more!