space, food, and gardens

as i mentioned in my weekly blog post, i had such an eventful weekend, i felt i should give certain aspects their own attention. my friend’s siblings came to visit her this past weekend and so the days were filled with adventures and fun.

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we started off our saturday at the national air and space museum. i hadn’t been there is over a year, so it was nice to come back. at the entrance there was this gorgeous mural, and i was so taken with it. i’ve always found space to be romantic in its own way – especially celestial bodies.

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we explored almost all the exhibits, i really enjoy looking at all the different planes and learning about them, so i had a very good time. some parts of the trip were a bit forlorn for me because past memories at this museum, but it was nice to go back and experience it again.

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a little after lunch time we headed out to go to a food fesitval. on the way there we passed a beautiful wall full of hearts. it was cold and windy – so pardon my pained smile, but i was happy to enjoy the colorful background.

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the thing about the city is you never really know where inspiration will hit you. i don’t know why, but this sign in particular compelled me to take a picture. things like this really give a sense of character. it made me wonder how long the stickers had been there. who put them there? is that person happy? what are they doing now?

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we arrived at our destination and it was ridiculously packed! there were many picturesque spots, but i loved this one in particular. the event was called the emporiyum. an excellent play on words, if you ask me.

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i was able to try my first ramen burger! i could have done with more sauce, but overall it was extremely delicious. while wandering around the booths, i was hit with this sense of happiness. lately i’ve been able to try a lot of new things, and i couldn’t help but feel like despite the sad things in my life, some happy things have come of it.

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of course, would it be me if i didn’t enjoy some ice cream as well? i was excited to see a nitro ice cream booth, and this particular flavor is apple pie. it was the best of both worlds, and i was quite satisfied.

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after our food escapades (which i ate far too much, i might add) we headed out to the botanical garden. i absolutely love botanical gardens – there’s nothing more serene and beautiful than being surrounded by different floras. the one in dc is especially wonderful, and i’m proud to say this is my fifth visit.

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each year they switch it up a bit by adding different decorations. the to-scale models of different landmarks were handmade with plant matter, which was especially charming. i really love the various architecture around dc, so these small replicas really made me smile.

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everything was so lovely, i wanted to take pictures everywhere.

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this flower, which was not labelled (to my dismay) had the most vibrant colors i’ve ever seen. i was so captivated by it, so i spent some time near it for a little while.

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i finished up my visit with a trip to the top canopy area to get a full view of the main room. it really astounds me that they’re able to maintain so many different species in such a small space. i can’t wait to go back and enjoy the gardens again soon.

it’s been a while since i spent time in dc leisurely like this, so i was very happy to take the time and enjoy the city again. wishing you a happy wednesday ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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