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... now around 5pm so out came the maps before heading off to the nearest metro station. Alexandria is a great "old town" and is a must do for anybody visiting Washington. It would only be about a 15min train ride to to main station and from there they run a free shuttle bus right down the Main Street towards the water. The streets here are postcard perfect and we set about wandering and looking for a place for dinner, there's plenty to chose from. After ...
... that area from balconies, a huge void in the middle. Whatever has passed, this place may need saving again, particularly as guards for the various entrances outnumbered those actually going up the tower. The exhibits on the history are a little tired, but then there's no money coming in from free tours. The view would be grand on a good day; I could see four blocks or so, ducking the icy snow blasts on two sides where the tower is open before deciding enough was enough.
The visit with the Wesley Foundation at Howard went very, very well. There were only four students present (along with Rev. Armstrong) but, I much rather it this way. I know for a fact each of these four were actively considering seminary with two that were for sure applying to schools. There was some good conversation around what a day in the life of a Garrett student looks like, possibilities ...
... sign, preparing to ask them to take our picture. Then I heard a woman speaking Chinese. So I said to her in Chinese, "could you take a picture of me and my friends?" She replied in Chinese, "yes, I can."
"Yes, I can"?! She didn't say "WOW YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN GIRL AND I CANT BELIEVE YOU SPEAK CHINESE, CAN I TAKE A PICTURE OF YOU? Oh right, you asked me to take a picture of you, yes, I can." To you this may be the most boring interaction. To me ...
... designed by I.M. Pei that has water flowing downward and appears to flow into the building itself. Harvey peered down and thinks that it’s visible as a sort of waterfall if one is inside the building. So very creative. We make a mental note to check that out on another day.
Many of the buildings and the traffic circles have statues, pavements or words engraved with thoughts worth pondering. Like “What is past is a prologue. Study the ...
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