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I spent this weekend visiting my friends Grace and Louisa in DC and have come to the decision, even after such a short visit, that I love this city. It's a very European-style city with no building allowed to be taller than the block is long. We spent Saturday trekking around the city and taking the usual tourist photographs, visiting the White House, Lincoln memorial, the monument and the parks that are in full fall ...
... foibles but it has many positives too.
Washington DC is not organic. It was planned and planned well. Charles Pierre L’Enfant was hired and after a plot of land on the Potomac River was chosen as the site for capital of the USA he came up with a master plan. According to some his work was overseen and undertaken with the assistance of George Washington no less. The city was called Washington, as you may of guessed, to honour the first President of ...
... s in total. So this one was Jen's pick of a place to explore. Honestly, none of the would be a bad pick and you could easily spend a month looking at all the museums in Washington and probably still not see everything. All the Smithsonian's are free. I badly wanted to see the Smithsonian Museum of Flight and Space, and Jen indulged me. This one is on the opposite side of the mall. Across the way you get wonderful views of the Capital Building, Jen got a photo in front of it. ...
Today was another exhausting, yet fun-filled, day. I rode the metro down to the National Gallery of Art to finish looking at everything and I just barely managed to finish all the stuff I really wanted to see. The metro was actually kind of fun and less confusing than I thought it would be. I figured it out for the most part, or at least as far as I needed to figure it out. After the Gallery closed, John and I walked around a little bit, but since our feet ...
•Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial
•Iwo Jima Memorial
•Pentagon City Mall (lunch stop)
•END AT: Old Post Office and then a trip to the top of the PO Tower for photos.
What can you say? Well America likes it ...
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