Monday last week was my daughter's 15th birthday. She wanted to do some water sports like kayaking or white water rafting to celebrate it. But her dad was swamped with work. So, instead, she suggested that she and I should go to look at Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. What? This is the girl who used to be bored to death with the world-famous art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City a few years ago? I was glad to oblige her request.
Outside the world-class museum on The Mall, which is also free for all to enjoy, I saw a marble fountain transformed into an enchanted fountain by dappled light. If I hadn't told you where I found it, you could have easily believed it was somewhere in Europe! My daughter and I had a wonderful afternoon together that day. I also got a beautiful painting out of our date.