The Giant Squid

Giant Squid at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, two of them, on display in giant formalin pickle-jar tanks. (It was a bit too dim for my Pencam, but nothing a little tweaking couldn’t fix.)

Photos taken with an Aiptek Mini Pencam 1.3MP.

After taking those photos, I dropped by the National Art Gallery to look at some Rembrandts, Rubens, and early Italian sculpture. Got some nice photos of Voltaire busts. Then, I did some skating: at the Washington Monument as usual, then down to the Tidal Basin (where I saw a dead crow, possibly downed by West Nile) around to Jefferson Memorial, and down to the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial.

I really, really like living here in DC.

(Oh, and speaking of giant squid, I tried Cajun Seafood Gumbo with Okra for the first time at lunch today. In a bread bowl. Delicious.)