Residence Inn Washington/Dupont Circle
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... my bag with energy drinks, paracetamol and Vaseline (for those that know me well know Vaseline comes everywhere with me). The tour was wicked, we watched the sun set over the national mall and learnt so much about various statues and memorials. My two favourite things I learnt were, that Obama changed the tennis courts in the White House to a basketball court, which is two levels below ground and that the Washington monument is actually two different colours (I am going to put a picture ...
... hey got me to walk all the way from the visitor centre to JFK's grave then on to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I was half dead by the time we finished. We got a free shuttle ride back to the visitor centre, then headed over to National Mall to meet Leger and her daughter. We ended up at the Hard Rock café for lunch and there the craziness continued. I don't know who was the craziest at the table. I didn't enjoyed the lift ride upstairs to use the facilities ...
Washington is like Canberra but much prettier, with bigger and more impressive buildings and museums. Maybe it's not like Canberra at all... Weatherwise it has treated us poorly. Our first full day was rained out (we did have a big day out but managed not to get drenched). Our second full day was hot and humid yuck!
Our first evening was ...
... we stumbled across Police on Harley's giving people rides, missed out on getting one but enjoyed watching. Visited the National Gallery of Art. There was a really good posthumous photo exhibition by Garry Winogrand which we spent a lot of time viewing. My favourite painting was Lavender Mist by Jackson Pollock. Could've spent hours staring at it. We also visited the National Museum of American History which was awesome. There was a great exhibition about the March on Washington ...
... things we wanted to see was the Presidents and the Portrait Photos so we got to see extra which was a bonus, some of the works were impressive, some you could take it or leave it. Something I like was the quotes written on the walls, I took photos of some ( I still don't know if I was allowed to or not), I couldn't find "life is all about choices".
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