S: WASHINGTON D.C. OCT. 21-25, 2009
FC: Our Trip to WASHINGTON D.C. Oct.21-25, 2009
1: MAP OF WASHINGTON D.C. | LAFAYETTE PARK | THE MALL | WATERGATE & J.F.K CENTER FOR THE PERFORMNG ARTS | DUPONT CIRCLE | OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL | GEORGETOWN WATERFRON PARK | WALKING AROUND D.C. | tHE REFLECTING POOL
2: Our Hotel in Dupont Circle
4: The White House
5: The White House is the oldest public building in the District of Columbia, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most famous address in the United states. Every President except George Washington has conducted the government of the nation here. | 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
6: Washington D.C. METRO | METRO LINE MAP | Metro pass | Our | The way we got around
7: Just one that caught my eye.
8: The Washington Monument | The Washington Monument, at 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches, towers over everything in the Nation's Capital.
10: World War II Memorial
12: Vietnam Veterans Memorial | IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF THOSE WHO REMAIN MISSING ARE INSCRIBED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE TAKEN FROM US.
13: KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL "Freedom Is Not Free." These four words on the wall of the Korean War Veterans Memorial reflect the sentiments of men and women who served in the Korean War-as well as those who fought and sacrificed to preserve democracy throughout our nation's history.
14: FREEDOM OF SPEECH FREEDON OF WORSHIP FREEDOM FROM WANT FREEDOM FROM FEAR | FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL
15: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty , and the pursuit of Happiness. Declaration of Independence | THOMAS JEFFERSON MEMORIAL
16: LINCOLN MEMORIAL | "I hate it (slavery) because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world-enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites."
17: UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM | For the dead and the living we must bear witness. -Elie Wiesel
18: the BRICKSKELLER The Mother Church of Beer The World's Largest Selection of Beer
19: BEER...Good Anytime!
21: "You are entering an amazing place where you will experience highlights of the largest collection anywhere of the world's knowledge and American's creativity. You will meet the richness of the past, spark your own curiosity and imagination, and continue the adventure of learning online, at home." | Far left, domed ceiling in the Main Reading Room represents Human Understanding. Left, stained glass skylight in the Great Hall. | LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
22: Library of Congress, the Jefferson Building | Top left to right: Ceiling of the Great Hall, Minerva,(the Roman version of the Greek goddess Athena) Bottom left to right: The Great Hall, America and Africa, part of the Great Hall Staircase.
23: One of eight large semicircular stained glass windows, 32 feet wide, in the Main Reading room. | Baseball, painting in the South Corridor. by Frederic C. Martin | The Thomas Jefferson Library, Southwest Pavilion. "I cannot live without books," Thomas Jefferson
24: NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
25: Lunch at the hotdog stand | National Museum of the American Indian
26: The United States Capitol
27: Our personal tour of the Capitol was given by a staff member from Lynn Jenkins office
28: the old Senate Chambers in the Capitol | One of eight murals in Rotunda | Dwight D. Eisenhower statue from Kansas | Our Capitol
29: The Rotunda of the Capitol
30: National Postal Museum
32: Ford's Theatre | ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN | THE pRESIDENT sHOT AT THEATRE lAST eVENING | ------------------ | April 14, 1865
34: Historic Georgetown
35: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
36: international spy museum | Safecracking
37: UNITED STATES NAVY MEMORIAL
38: UNION STATION
39: Luna Grill & Diner in Dupont Circle | Wrong Marrakesh restaurant, oh well...
40: NATIONAL THEATRE
41: Mmmm.... the fresh smell of soap! | Harmony Creek Farm Handmade Herbal Soap