I got back from Washington yesterday afternoon. It was a great trip, an opportunity to see friends, among them Felicitas Hoppe, who is teaching this term at Georgetown University. She gave me a copy of her newest book, Der beste Platz der Welt, which I read in two sittings. It was about her "residence," as a recipient of the Literaturpreis Leuk, in the Baroque-period Ringacker Chapel in Leuk in Switzerland. Above is a picture taken during our outing in D.C., at Dunbarton Oaks.
Another reason I love Washington is the city itself, the monuments, the museums. I could spend days at the National Gallery, but herewith some things I saw, including from a visit at the Arlington National Cemetery.