Travel Blogs from Alexandria
... fall that I have seen and other than the fact that the leaves all fall and create a giant mess in the streets, it is a beautiful time of year. The weather was not too cold...I have been colder however, it was worthy of a big jacket the whole time and at night it got a tad below comfort level. We even managed to visit the Van Gogh repetitions exhibit at the Phillips museum which was brilliant. I never realised ...
... major inspirations, now these buildings are over a thousand years old. Washington was officially incorporated in 1790/91. Ipso facto the buildings are built to a style common to the Roman era but are most definitely not that old. The buildings are impressive and very well built, however when you go a few blocks away from the Mall you are immediately in any other US city. This leads to a certain disconnect and makes the city feel a little like a Hollywood movie ...
... rockets, rocket engines, models of stuff, there was a mockup of the crew quarters of the space shuttle Discovery which wasn't completed. We saw the Hope Diamond, it wasn't all that. Jen again. We had dinner in the the hotel, which was really nice. I had a chicken Caesar salad and Andrew had the "Hangover burger", cheese eggs and bacon. We had a few beers and then skyped Mum. She was waiting for dad to arrive for breakfast. Georgie was coming to visit Smudge and Jazzy, her favourite ...
... got a nutella crepe. Now I'm stuffed like crazy and really sleepy.
I know these entries haven't been particularly well written or deep, but I've been so tired each night. I think that's a good thing, though, because when I travel, I like to see a lot of things. I want to gush a little bit more about the artwork I saw today. I took another look at the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit since I was at the National Gallery again and it made me all happy and ...
... society and politics. My Daughter will be please to know that Monica is a Democrat and not evil.
After the tour I wandered the streets of central DC, which is very European in style, for an hour before going back to Alexandria.
So a quick change at the motel and then it was a 4km drive to the Birchmere. The Birchmere is a Venue or Club in an old warehouse which you drive around the back through a lane to get to. Very ...
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