Travel Blogs from Dumfries
... further down towards The Washington Monument some food stalls and activities are set up for employees of the Smithsonian Institution. First building we visit inside is the very one I desperately wanted to see while visiting this city: The National Museum of the American Indian. The building itself already drew me as it reminded me of The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa in terms of architecture. The exposition itself is a very nice one indeed, even though it did ...
... Jefferson took the lead role to supervise L’Enfant and the city’s development. L’Enfant quickly got to work, selected building sites, laid out streets and canals. But by the following year he had become so obnoxious that Jefferson convinced Washington to can him and they turned the job over to an American, Andrew Ellicot, over L’Enfant’s objections, of course, who thought that he still deserved the right to design ...
... the characters from the movie with a little luck. We found the TRex (hard to miss!) but never spotted the mummy John was looking for. Later we found out that the movie characters may have been taken from more than one museum.
We barely had time to scratch the surface in Natural History thought we took a few moments to gawk at the Hope Diamond!
... inscribed with 'Pacific'. They represent a war fought across two oceans. The memorial's 'Freedom Wall' contains over 4,000 gold stars which is 1 star for every 1,000 lives lost. This Memorial is pretty special and is really well done.
I tracked down another bike docking station, grabbed a bike and headed to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. This memorial has a bronze Thomas Jefferson housed in a circular colonnaded structure. It sits on the edge of a ...
... Hubble, Skylab and the Apollo 11 lander, as well as lots of other fascinating stuff. We then opted for the Holocaust museum, despite having both done the requisite museums in Europe and some of the camps themselves. The tone was oddly different - somewhat sober and explanatory, but on the other hand obsessed with using it as an example for future generations not to repeat. Not to knock it, but I feel there was a whiff of accusation ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking