D.C. 10.12-13.12

The last few days were a blur of
battling the brutal chill
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National Gallery of Art

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Seeking shelter within frosted walls

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The Phillips Collection

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Natural History Museum

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“This sheet of nearly pure copper that was sandwiched between layers of shale. It crumpled when miners blasted the rock. Bits of dark shale remain attached to the copper, which also bears the imprint of water ripples preserved in the shale.”

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“Phantoms – The ghostly outlines of the crystal’s former shapes. Tiny bubbles or mineral grains coated earlier crystal faces that stopped growing. When it started growing again, they were trapped.”
 
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Nini's polite send-off while we checked out.
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