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Day 62 - 22nd November 2013
Having traveled to and through so many city's Washington D.C was one that I was looking forward to seeing. We headed down early afternoon, we passed the Pentagon on the way which looked massive, me, Paul and Chris were staying in Paul's aunts apartment which is her office as well.
We decided to see all the …
... the Court awarded Smithson's properties to the United States on May 9, 1838. The property was sold and the proceeds converted to gold - 104,960 sovereigns, 8 shillings, and sevenpence as well as Smithson's mineral collection, library, scientific notes, and personal effects were all shipped across the Atlantic. It took 6 weeks & upon arrival in New York, the gold was transferred to the U.S. Treasury. The coins were melted down to yield a value of ...
... on the skyline.
There’s nothing officially federal about it as an Episcopal cathedral owned by
the Archdiocese of Washington, although Congress has designated it “The
National House of Prayer”. There is still work being done to repair damage from
the August 2011 earthquake that affected the area. I was surprised to come
across Woodrow Wilson’s tomb in the cathedral only two days after visiting his
birthplace in Staunton.
... Einstein Memorial Park, The Smithsonian Institute, Capital
Building the Pentagon and heaps of other places. Geoff wanted to visit the Space Centre, but we
run out of time.
Most of these places we had seen
in movies and it was a bit different seeing them for real. We were asked not to
take photos of the Pentagon, a bit odd, but we were told that they would take
our camera if we did.
... Grant (who claimed to have Obama on speed dial) we could not get into the White House, nor have the promised tea. Haha.
If this wasn't enough, we ended the day with a look at Martin Luther King memorial and the Lincoln memorial. We sat on the steps of the latter and looked over the Reflection Pool to the Obelisk on the other side (think Forest Gump) and mused at how many historical events occurred right in front of us.
Brilliant day all around!