Ivy Mansion at Dupont Circle
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... area.We headed to the Washington campus of the Museum of the American Indian, which is bigger than the New York campus. From there we wandered through the Air and Space Museum. Both of these were really interesting. The space exploration displays were especially impressive, as was the diplomatic attempts made to explain Pluto's demotion to a dwarf planet!
As we left and started to wonder to the Smithsonian Institution Castle (yes, castle) the weather started to take a ...
... of JB. It definitely wasn’t that glamorous or hectic all the time, but every agent did seem to have that “James Bond moment” which they describe as the most blood-rushing, heart-thumping experience of their career. The exhibit really reminded me how many of the films I need to watch and of course it got me excited for the next film coming out soon!
After roaming the gift shop we went back to ...
... the National Archives. Getting to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in person was a neat experience. You constantly hear about those documents in school and even in current culture (this or that is always unconstitutional), and sometimes you forget they're actual pieces of paper that the founding fathers wrote and staked a lot on. The Archives also had one of the original copies of the Magna Carta on display, which ...
We continued down row where we learned that during the Great Depression the mansion homes of many wealthy Washington families where sold for foreign missions. Many of these homes where rebuilt in the vernacular style of the native country. The architecture is fascinating to see. A statute of Winston Churchill is outside the British Embassy. Mom was not fast enough to get a picture. At this point our guide reminded us that he has ...
4 days in Washington DC is just not enough. You need a lot, lot longer if you wish to see everything this great city has to offer. I gave it a bloody good go, helped by the fact I have wonderful friends there (thanks L, E and M) who really showed me around - including a midnight tour of the best lit memorials and with the added bonus of M being a Smithsonian archivist. She knows her ...