S: Vera Janet Weinberger ~ Washington Trip 4-11-13
BC: Vera Weinberger Period: B April 18th, 2013
FC: Washington Trip | 2013
1: Cherry Blossoms, the most elegant tree of flowers, here in Washington D.C. These are shown near the Washington Monument, whereas they are known for popularity. I, personally, love the Cherry Blossoms for their color, it's form, and lastly their smell. It's unique in every way. When I first saw them, my reaction was in the realm of peace, and tranquility. Did you know that in 1912, Japan gave the United States 3,020 Cherry Trees as a gift of friendship. | Cherry Blossoms
2: Jefferson Memorial | The Jefferson Memorial was to remember what Thomas Jefferson has done to bring in history. This was an exciting place to be because I have always wanted to go there. What I felt about it was the feeling of enlightenment, feeling truth. The statue was dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, and was put here in the park in 1947. The statue was made out of marble and stone. On the walls, there are some amendments, and what he said about it. There are other saying around in those walls, "We are these truths," carved through the stones. It's in a circular dome and shows that it's round like the world.
4: As you can see in the picture up top, it's a sculpture of the famous Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. It stands for his national and international contributions, and his vision for all to see. It was to "Build The Dream," contribution. Personally, I love how they've sculptured his body. It shows great honor, great determination for what he believes is right. | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
5: Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. - Martin Luther King Jr.
6: The Washington House of Representatives, is a house filled with people who represent the different states and places in the world. We went inside and got to see a movie of the different acts from the 1800's, until now. I finally got to understand the difference of each one. I thought that it was a beautiful place to be, not for its peacefulness, but for it's greatness in honor. Inside there were many different statues, to represent the different presidents. The place was huge and some places we weren't allowed to take pictures. The House is made in it's elegant form and shape of decor. Did you know that there are 98 representatives from 49 different districts. Now you know! | House of Representatives and Capitol Building
8: Library of Congress: The library of Congress is one of the largest libraries here in the states. Many people today go there, and check out many books of their choice. They may not come inside, but they are to rent it. They have series, and all the volumes of books in the world, waiting to be explored. I like it a lot there because of how quiet it is, and to me, I thought that it was one place that I could actually find interesting books there! Rather than to a small bookstore, where it's very limited. When congress is in session, none is allowed except to those who represent the states. Lastly, I found, that it was one of the most interesting places I have been to, during day one. Did you know the library was established in the early 1800's. | Library of Congress
9: Being elected for Congress, is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friend. - George Will
10: The Supreme Court is a justice system, shows the right from wrong, and their laws. I thought that this place was a very nice view, especially for where it's located. I admire how it's elegantly decorated on the top and it's fountain. I loved it the most. I learned that the Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States, and such number of Associate Justices as may be fixed by Congress. I also learned that there are 112 justices in the Supreme Court. Did you know that first Jewish Supreme Court Justice was Justice Louis D. Brandeis. (1916-1939) | Supreme Court
12: This is the World War Two Memorial. The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. More than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. I saw that there were over 50 pillars, each with their own individual state identity. I enjoyed the fountain, and I also loved the view, it showed it's honor and the star wall where it showed each soldier that died during war. I wished to stay a bit longer because I wanted to remember it forever. In my mind, I define the fountain as the, "Fountain of Life," to show that though you can melt, you can stretch through the current, if you try. This is how I define on what the soldiers have given up for us, in honor of the memorial. | World War Two Memorial
14: The Lincoln Memorial is a national monument built in the honor of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. After his assassination, it was built three years after the incident. Abraham Lincoln was known as one of the greatest of all time. | The statue is carved out of marbles, stones, and other precious material. On the top there's a roof with the different state names on the outer rim. The person who made this art is: Henry Bacon. | Lincoln Memorial | Abraham Lincoln was also known for his bravery. He was in the war efforts and he was in league with Ulysses S. Grant. He got many parties to come together, and they helped with the slavery border.
15: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
16: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." - Chester W. Nitwits | Iwo Jima Memorial | The Iwo Jima Memorial was a sculpture that was inspired to make this. His name is Felix De Weldon, who has dedicated his sculpture to Dwight D. Eisenhower. I liked this memorial because I thought that it showed great destiny, bravery for the soldiers to give their lives, for such a stupid thing. All the major Marine Corps engagements since its founding in 1775 are inscribed on the base. It is also located near a cemetery, all for the soldiers who died, along with near a place with benches. Those benches represented the children that were murdered. This is basically what the Iwo Jima Memorial is.
19: The White House is a residence place where the presidents live and work. The house was made by James Hogan. The place was built in 1792 to the 1800's. I find the White House to be a very beautiful palace. My favorite part of that place or site, was the fountain and the garden. We weren't allowed to go inside, but if I were to go in for a day, I would take the opportunity to see what they do there. Did you know Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. | The White House
21: The Holocaust Museum | The Holocaust Museum is a very sad place, showing the children who died in Auschwitz, and lost their families.The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. When I went inside the Daniels' Family, I felt bad for what had happened to him. Another thing, the museum is huge and there was a cave of pictures of the families in the Holocaust. They compared the amount of souls that were lost with foot ball fields. I was amazed, yet couldn't cry about what had happened back then. In the end of this, I got to say the children who died, and honored them through the speakers. I loved it. The Holocaust Museum were one of the best places I have been to throughout the entire trip. Did you know that the word, "Holocaust," means Sacrifice by fire.
22: The International Spy Museum, a museum exploring the craft, practice, history, and contemporary role of espionage, opened in Washington, DC on July 19, 2002. This museum is a place where you can act as though you're a spy, and then you have different choices of a secret identity. In my words, I think that they wanted many of us to feel like James Bond. They even had a section of him, and another section for the weird super villains there. I admired the touch screen displays because when you're there, you feel as though the creature, or whoever it is, come right after you. This museum was dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events. The International Spy Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. This is what I loved about the museum. | The International Spy Museum
25: The Smithsonian Castle | The Castle was the first Smithsonian building, designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. His other works include St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, and the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, also in Washington D.C. I liked this place because of the garden there. The thing that I did not like about was what they talked about, I found that part uninteresting because I haven't really learned or found a point to know about it. Another thing, inside the castle, it's a beautiful decoration, and I know that it's filled with history, sins in a way, and lastly, uniqueness. This is why I somewhat like the place.
26: Air and Space Museum | The Air and Space Museum is a place where people go to see the many historical aircraft. It was established in 1946, as the National Air Museum, and opened its main building in 1976. Many people around the world come here to see the ancient artifacts on how aircraft started, the middle aged ones, and it even talked about the person who created the first one. The person to create the very first airplane was the talented, Amelia Earhart. Thanks to her, you may have not gotten there in hours. I loved the middle aged aircraft because that's when the most of history came in session. Did you know
28: Smithsonian National Museum of American History | The Smithsonian National Museum of American History collects and preserves more than 3 million artifacts of American history and culture. It was from the War of Independence to the present day. The Smithsonian's world class museum offers a wide range of exhibits that demonstrate the diversity of Americas history and culture. I liked the museum because it was fascinating, taught me the meaning to be American, and how the past used to be. The museum showed many artifacts there, along with the many pictures painted on the walls. This is what I admired about the museum, at most. Did you know the museum opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology.
30: Washington Monument | The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington. Construction of the monument began in 1848, but was halted from 1854 to 1877, and finally completed in 1884.He was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, and the first American president. The Washington Monument is a large monument with a long, white, cylinder-shaped site. Though we didn't get to go there because it was going under reconstruction, we got to get clear pictures of what it looked like. I thought that the view was fair, not great, but a place where you can think. (Well for me at least.) This is what I thought about the Washington Monument.