Our National Portrait Gallery

A few days ago, while visiting DC, I stumbled across the National Portrait Gallery.  Since I first moved to DC, this museum has long been my favorite spot to take in beautiful portraits of historical figures throughout time.  One of the most interesting things I learned on this recent trip is that this very building was once used as a medical recovery hospital during the Civil War. 

Walking through the halls, each piece of art is beautifully illuminated and works so well with the stunning architecture of each room.  Soothing paint colors accent each room and add to the full experience of the gallery.  This museum is a must-see spot for all DC visitors!