Dupont at The Circle
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... expensive… $25 each US, but also very well serviced with shuttle busses and expertly guided tours of the house and grounds. The house tour emphasized what a brilliant man he was, with interests not only in politics and philosophy, but also architecture, astronomy, meteorology, agriculture and literature. He was also a tobacco plantation owner, and as such a slave owner, with as many as 150 pieces of such “property”. He is also suspected ...
... amazing. I didn't see President Obama and had hoped we could take a selfie for Facebook, but may be next time. An interesting fact that gives you an idea of the size of this place - there are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and 6 levels. There are 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases and 3 elevators. Bigger than my place in ...
... that is why their football team is known as the Washington Redskins?! The following day, flying solo, and with a complexion the most hardy of whiskey drinkers would be proud of, I visited the National Holocaust Memorial Museum, before wandering around the tidal basin with the thousands of people there for the Cherry Blossom Festival. About halfway between the Jefferson Memorial and the Roosevelt Memorial, I felt a small snap in the heal of my left foot, followed by a sharp, though by ...
... of the morning. One nice thing about the DC Metro nowadays is that it runs until 3:00 A.M. on the weekends, very convenient for late nights out. It used to shut down at midnight even on the weekends, a real nuisance if you didn’t want to go home early and quite inconsistent with trying to get people not to drink and drive.
On my first of my two weekends in DC my hosts were my friends Luke and Jared who live close to the U-Street ...
... dude from Miami! He was telling us about the free stuff you can get in special bins (a bit like our red Australia post mail boxes except half the size). Then he says "I'll have a look for you just wait there" and he ran off across the road saying "it's ok you are visitors to our country we need to look after you, you are guests here" . . . . wow, ok!!
Much to his disappointment (and ours!) the boxes across the road were empty so ...