My parents came to visit me this weekend. It’s always great when family comes into town – it makes DC feel a little more like home. It’s especially fun when my parents visit because they used to live in this area when they were first married. Each time they’re here, I love showing them around the city from my point of view, hearing their stories of DC life “back in the day” and comparing notes about how much has changed over the years.
Big, bold colors – not to mention bright, sunny weather – seemed to be a common theme of our activities this weekend. From the psychedelic neon light show at the M83/Tame Impala concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion (my parents are big fans!), to the colorful WONDER exhibition at the Renwick Gallery, to the vivid murals decorating the outside of Union Market, plenty of vibrant photo ops abounded. Living in a city that’s more often “concrete jungle” than “urban oasis,” my eye is always drawn to the pops of color that crop up around town.