spent the weekend down in DC and visited the National Gallery which is one of my favorite museums. it’s chuck full of masterpieces; the main rooms are all lit with natural light; and there’s a beautiful austerity to how the art is displayed. this is a photo that i took of Randolph Rogers’s marble statue entitled “Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompeii”. carved in 1860. photography of a museum’s general collection is usually permitted. it’s the travelling shows that prohibit photographs.