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... We started with the Washington Monument were we discussed the two stage building and saw where the stones are two different colors as a result.
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... top but the rest of the building could be viewed. It was quite an impressive building and photographed better during the daylight than last night. Went to both sides of the building. There was a line up to get into the visitor's centre - didn't join the queue.
Walked back down the National Mall and looked at the opening times for the Smithsonian Museum. Will go there tomorrow. Walked to the Smithsonian Castle (Visitor's Centre is there). The gardens at ...
... a treat!
Then on to the African Art Museum, yet another treat. Special exhibitions included treasures from Liberia and Sierra Leone which were predominantly masks and ritual helmets worn by young women upon initiation and other ritual objects in mostly wood, some stone, ivory, silver, beads, brass, glass.The permanent exhibition consisted of items from Congo, Ghana, Mali ,N.Africa etc with lots of gold objects, jewellery, pots, carved stools, figures from ...
Today we had a great time - Bruce took the day off and so the 4 of us went to The Air & Space Museum which is one of the Smithsonian Museum. They have an amazing collection of aircraft from the beginning of flight. The aircraft models include an SR71 Blackbird - an amazing looking spy plane, a Pan Am Clipper, Air France Concorde and the space shuttle DISCOVERY. Saw a ...