Before the tourists arrive


The outdoor cafe at the Hirschorn Museum early on a Sunday morning. The Hirschorn is the Smithsonian’s museum of modern and contemporary art.

6 Responses to Before the tourists arrive

  1. Annie says:

    Ooh, thank you for the reminder. I’ve enjoyed that relaxing spot when I’ve visited D.C. I LOVE the Hirschorn, I LOVE it!

  2. Elisabeth says:

    That museum has dynamite couches for a very nice nap for the overly fatigued tourist. It’s also a great museum!

  3. Anne says:

    Nice photo! Those chairs look really nice, very modern though not very comfy I think…are they?

  4. passante says:

    Annie and Elisabeth —

    I love it too. It’s my second favorite of the Smithsonian museums. First place goes to the Freer Gallery (1) because I love oriental art, and (2) because it isn’t as popular as the others so it is blissfully uncrowded.

    Anne —

    Yes, the chairs are certainly uncomfortable, but I suspect that’s deliberate. They don’t want people sitting there too long because more frequent turnover is better business for the little café. The footsore would do better to seek out the couches Elisabeth mentions.

  5. santy says:

    I really like those chairs!

  6. Kate says:

    The chairs as objects are secondary to me. My eyes are drawn to the angles of the roof and the small square of green to the right which relieves the gray and white tones. Nice job.

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