Another day in Washington D.C.

 

The White House

The White House

A beautiful White House surrounded by a luscious green landscape… just another day in Washington D.C.!  It looks like a peaceful place to take a stroll around the gardens or enjoy a latté on the patio. The house of the President of the United States of America.  A magnificent house.  One can only imagine the decisions that are made behind the walls of this house.  This is just one of many attractions in Washington D.C., and we went to many.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is another spectacular structure.  It really stands out against a blue sky on a clear day.  There is so much open grass around the monument you will probably see local people playing a game of football, baseball or soccer.  I was very tempted to join in unfortunately (or fortunately) I did not have my athletic shoes or clothes – maybe next time.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial

Abraham Lincoln Memorial

Abraham Lincoln Memorial

A beautiful temple in the memory of Abraham Lincoln.  A grand dedication for a grand individual in US history.  I spent time reading his speech which is engraved inside the temple.  An inspiring individual who fought for the American people.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

A stone of hope

A stone of hope

A symbolic memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  A mountain built facing a lake, with a piece cut out and moved forward with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sculpted into the stone.  On one side of the stone reading “out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope”.  A fitting memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights movement.

 

Capital Building

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A unique sight to see when there are no tourists around.  You will have to wake up early on a Sunday morning for this scene.  A well worth it opportunity to take in everything that happens in a great city.

A truly beautiful city to represent a country.  Things for everyone – history, architecture, museums and so much more.  In a few short hours we were able to see a number of significant buildings/memorials.  However, you need at least a few more hours if you want to tour museums in the National Mall.  In fact, you could easily spend a week in this great city.  I look forward to another day in Washington D.C. in the future!

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