Residence Inn National Harbor Washington, DC
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... interesting trip with great commentary again, learning lots about DC and America overall. We spent some time at both the South and North faces of the White House, still not that impressive in the flesh to what you'd expect and the way it's portrayed on TV and in movies etc... Just a big house really. A quick lunch and back on the bus, this time around to the Lincoln monument, which is very impressive at the bottom of the reflecting pool at the end of the ...
... and respectful of what human beings need to communicate and share and connect with one another. It used to be the “Life Line of New York” way back when ....and I think it is again...... for completely different reasons. What a concept. What an example for the world of how to take a little of the insanity out of insane big city living. What a dream. Washington is also doing something simular...different....but creating a park above the city...across a ...
... Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on its grounds
is the largest Catholic church in America, the eighth largest church building
in the world, and the tallest building in Washington DC after the Washington
monument. That does make is sound like a mini-Vatican in America.
The basilica is impressively massive and very ornate by
American standards, mostly in a neo-Byzantine style with lots of ...
Did a guided tour of the Capitol building which began at 11.50am. Caught the Metro for the first time. My ticket wouldn't work and we had to go via another station so I could get it replaced. We got off at Capitol South Station and walked up hill to the Capitol bldg. It is magnificent. Beautiful statues everywhere (2 from each state) and some others also. Unfortunately they are restoring the ceiling ...
... around, then there was a drop off at a sports bar, close to the hotel, but not really walking distance.
The sports bar was cool and we started watching the basketball playoffs. There was a bit of dancing going on, i had a few drinks, then decided to stop as i wanted to see and explore the
museums in the morning. By the time i got a taxi back to the hotel with a few others, the alcohol had worn off and so getting back to the hotel i went to bed.