The Mansion on O Street
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... overall is very impressive and designed to wow.
I didn’t know we had stuff like this in America. We have some big neo-Gothic
and neo-Romanesque churches, but the Basilica has an Old World atmosphere about
it. The painting and statuary may not be of the artistic mastery as what you
find in European cathedrals created centuries ago, but there are still many
fine works of art produced by believers on ...
... the Library of Congress. The prices and food at the Capitol food court weren't too bad.We then rushed back to the Library to catch the 1:30 tour which also started before that time with an introductory movie about the Library. It is not just about books, but all kinds of media and the Library has quite a few exhibitions so that it really feels like you're visiting a museum rather than just a library . I would strongly recommend a visit here. We had a lady named ...
... reached the Space part of things, we decided to have some tea. The museum had a food court inside... If you could call it that. How disappointed were we to find it was just a McDonald's. Bleurgh. Reluctantly, we had to eat it. I still feel dirty now.
Back in the museum, there was a whole exhibit on Apollo 11, plus lots of stuff about the Space Race and the International Space Station. We kept walking around until it closed at 8pm. All in all, it was really good, ...
Today was a crazy day. I rode through a town called Upperville about 20 miles out of Winchester which was very cool. It was out in the middle of a bunch of really well landscaped horse properties. The middle of town was full of really old stone and brick buildings that were from the 1800's that still had people living in them. About 25 miles from Upperville I rode into Shantilly which got crazy. There were cars everywhere and the traffic was heavy for about 25 ...
... which we're drinking now. A nice old hobo told Terry and I that we looked like a nice couple, which made our day. He wasn't even a beggar.
The downtown area of Washington is clean and open, with lots of security, including helicopters, and very well dressed public servants and office workers. It contrasts greatly with the outer suburbs, and a I'm glad we had the chance to see the whole city.