Washington DC is so full of museums and monuments , you wonder that since you’re going to the Verizon Center , aren’t there any close to the arena so that you you can kill some time ?
The answer is right in front of you .
It’s basically across the street from the Verizon Center .
It’s the National Portrait Gallery .
It’s a part of the Smithsonian and it’s free.
With so many portraits to see , of course you did your research on which ones you want to see.
The security guards let you know that you can’t take pictures of some of the portraits .
You’ve noticed during your time here in DC , some visitors seemed to be “reading challenged”.
If a sign says “NO photography allowed ” on certain pictures , why are you breaking out the camera phone or that fancy Nikkon Camera you brought with you to take pictures ?
There are so many photo opportunities in town that a few that you can’t take in the National Portrait Gallery won’t make that big of a difference .
This is the Nation’s Capital , so of course there has to be a section on the President’s .
Portraits of George Washington seem to be everywhere .
Even that big monument that seems to be all over the city was named after him.
He’s not the only president whose portraits you see a lot of though .
You’re not sure anyhow many portraits of Lincoln and FDR you’ve counted .
You’ve looked at all the the portraits that you want to see in this museum .
It’s time to walk over to the Verizon Center and do something that local hockey fans call “Rocking The Red.”