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... and onto our next Museum, the American History Museum. There’s a whole lot of history in all fairness so they’ve got quite a job to do and they try and cover a lot, but seem to cover it pretty unevenly and without that much depth. Just as in New York , a vast majority of the exhibits are models, photos or videos, the information you’ll find is also so basic. You’ll read that ‘many people died’ not numbers, and ‘over a long time’ ...
... t get near because it was cordoned off with police everywhere (some one important must have been in town and it wasn't us).
We met Lisa at Barnes and Noble (large book store) and then found a restaurant for tea, Harry's Bar and Grill in the Harrington Hotel, one of the oldest family owned pubs in Washington. After Dinner we walked back to our hotel and made a Cuppa. Another big day. Left at 9am and got back at ...
... in the US. Besides walking around, we had the opportunity to take the elevator to the top of the north tower which provided a great view of Washington. It became obvious from the tower that Washington was set out fairly methodically and there was little high rise development. Laws restrict the height of building proportional to the width of streets and no building is able to dwarf the Washington Monument and other historic structure.
... Jima. We took some photos of this WWII memorial. The Vietnam and Korean memorials were next. They were amazing, the Americans don't spare money when it comes to this type of thing. They were very well thought out. For example, the Vietnam veteran memorial had a statue of an African American, Caucasian and another soldier to denote all races who fought for the US. A wall of over 58000 names were listed on a wall of the the US soldiers killed or missing in action, very powerful. ...
... inscribed on the wall. I counted them. It is pretty sobering walking past the wall and also the bronze sculptures depicting the soldiers who fought. It was sad seeing some of the vets visiting with their medals and looking for the names of their fallen comrades.
Now I have seen the Lincoln Memorial in countless movies like Rocky and Forrest Gump but I gotta say, actually seeing it in real life is pretty impressive. In fact, all the monuments I visited ...