BC: The End
1: This is a Mixbook of Washington D.C. Made by Justin Vasquez
2: This is a picture of the United States Capitol Visitor Center. We went here when we came to D.C. The Capitol is a very big building with a tall pillar in the middle and a point at the top. In the Capitol, the House and the Senate work, one on each side of the Capitol. Also, the original Supreme Court room was here. I chose this picture because it says "United States Capitol Visitor Center" and it has a good picture of what the Capitol looks like. The Capitol building was very cool and interesting because it seemed like some parts have been preserved for hundreds of years.
4: This is the water fountain at the WW II Memorial. I like this fountain because of all the lights and it has a pillar with each states name. This was my favorite monument because it is on the right of the Reflection Pool and Lincoln Memorial and the left of Washington Monument. You have a perfect view of many of the sites in Washington D.C. and it makes a good view.
6: This is a picture of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool. The Washington Monument is like a tall tower looming over the rest of the city. It is over 550 feet tall. The Reflecting Pool is so clear it looks like your looking in a mirror. I like this picture a lot but I think it would be better if it was a sunny day. That would bring more life into the picture. The picture looks very gloomy in its normal state.
8: This is a picture of the Hiro Jima Memorial. In this picture there are four soldiers falling down while putting up a flag. This is an enormous memorial and it a really cool thing to see, especially on a gray and rainy day like we went on. I like this memorial because it doesn't have too much or too little detail and you can tell the story of the statue. This memorial is in the middle of a grassy area so it looks almost lifelike as if this memorial could burst to life any moment. I enjoyed this memorial very much.
10: This is a picture of the Lincoln Memorial. I thought the Lincoln Memorial was a boring place to visit partially because we were there for only 5 or 10 minutes. When we went inside, there was a statue of Lincoln sitting in a huge chair. On the left of him was his Gettysburg Address and on the right of him is his Second Inaugural Address. Once you read the speeches and look at Lincoln for a few minutes, the memorial is pretty much done. But the pillars in the front are amazing and you wonder a million questions about them like how they are made and who came up with the idea.
11: This is a photo of the dome in the Capitol building. The dome is a magnificent sight and light pours threw the windows. On the top there is a painting that shows the history of us. The painting goes around in a circle and I find that very cool because they say history repeats itself. At the way top of the dome there is a circular painting. Throughout the walls of the dome there are other paintings of important events for Americans. This is a very cool room and I enjoyed it a lot.
13: This is a picture of Arlington National Cemetery. This is a huge cemetery with over 300,000 people buried here. I would want to be buried here some day because they have guards patrolling the area 24/7. The requirements to be buried here are very strict. You need to have died in service at a war, served in the military for over 20 years, or been someone very important to our country. The grass in Arlington National Cemetery is very green and that makes you think it is full of life, not just death.
14: This is a picture of the guard that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guard walks exactly 21 steps across the green tarp in exactly 21 seconds. Then he turns around, and walks back, repeating this for 30 minute shifts. This must be a boring job because you can't talk or do anything other than walking up and down the tarp for many minutes. On the other hand it is a great honor to guard to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guards live in a room underneath the tomb when they are not working. It is also very hard to wear the uniform because it is tight and you need another person to help you put it on.When the guard changes, there is a gun and uniform inspection.