Museums are lovely.
They are full of human expression, captivating the human experience over decades, centuries and even millennia.
It had been a little while since I had been to The Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, so when my brother and his girlfriend were in town we took a little jaunt downtown. I got a little photo happy.
The Walters has so much variety within its halls. It has a modern feel in its outer design, equipped with a silver spiral staircase and glass entrance, but within different sections there are deep earth tones, ancient castle-like touches and grand columns giving way to a two-story open terrace.
While I was in the Ancient Egypt corridor a French family with three young children was also there, exploring the relics alongside me. I loved hearing the children speaking in rapid fire French. I challenged myself to make out as many words as possible. A little game to try pull out any remaining knowledge of the French language I've retained since college.
I felt very cosmopolitan in that moment. Standing in a museum, taking in art, surrounded by multiple spoken and written languages.
I love that feeling.
Here is another selfie-slider: Museum version. So silly.