Monday, September 1, 2014

Highlights Day 4 Washington DC

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August 2014 - Washington DC

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Another hot one!! We decide to skip using the Big Bus HOHO even though we still have some time on our 48 hour ticket. We walk faster and get more done than hanging around waiting for the bus.

Our first planned stop was the World War II Memorial. But we were easily distracted as we walked along.


The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is located next to the West Wing, and houses a majority of offices for White House staff. Originally built for the State, War and Navy Departments between 1871 and 1888, the EEOB is an impressive building that commands a unique position in both our national history and architectural heritage.



 Around the back.


Walking down 17 St. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is one of the oldest privately supported cultural institutions in Washington, DC. The museum's main focus is American art.



In memory of the heroic women of the civil war


In memory of the Daughters of the American Revolution


Organization of the American States or the OAS or OEA, is an inter-continental organization founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. the OAS's members are the 35 independent states of the Americas.




 We cross Constitution at 17th and head to the World War II Memorial. More photos to come!






Across the Mall to the Holocaust Museum.



 An upsdie down house work memorializes the children who perished during the Holocaust and is accompanied by an excerpt of a poem written by a child in the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia:

Until, after a long, long time,
I’d be well again.
Then I’d like to live
And go back home again.

Shapiro likens the overturned house to the subversion of the universal symbol of security, comfort, and continuity.

Click here to read about our visit to Terezin in the Czech republic.



We grab a quick hot dog after running into this guy.




A short cut through the gardens on our way to the Air and Space Museum.







 From here we decide we should walk to the Capital since we've never been up close with it.

Outside the Museum of Indian Art.








 Then we have the bright idea to walk to the Irish Times a pub we had visited in 1987 when we were last here. We had driven past it on our way to Union Station on Tuesday.

Spotted on the way.

The Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II is a memorial and monument designed by Davis Buckley and Japanese American artist Nina Akamu. The work is located at Louisiana Avenue and D Street. The memorial commemorates Japanese American war involvement, veterans and patriotism during World War II, as well as those held in Japanese American internment camps.


The memorial consists of two Japanese cranes caught in barbed wire on top of a tall pedestal made of green Vermont marble.
 

Originally known as The Commodore, the hotel was renamed in honor of Dublin Ireland's 1,760-acre Phoenix Park. Original Property Opened: 1922.



We settled on the pub next door, The Dubliner, as it had a bigger patio.



We decided to take a cab back to the hotel!!

In most of the city, the streets are set out in a grid pattern with east–west streets named with letters (e.g., C Street SW) and north–south streets with numbers (e.g., 4th Street NW). Two avenues, Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue, line each side of the Mall.
There is no J Street in any quadrant. This is because, until the mid-nineteenth century, the letters "I" and "J" were indistinguishable when written. Following that same idea, "I" Street is often written as "Eye" Street, to distinguish it from the letter "L" and the numeral "1".


We strolled to Georgetown for dinner, Italian.

 







5 comments:

  1. The World War Two memorial is particularly powerful.

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  2. You had an awesome day and glad to see I'm not the only one takes selfie photos like that though I keep mine personal to us. Looks like a great place to walk round.

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    1. For many years we did not take "selfies", however it is nice to have a good shot with a memory in behind.

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  3. I would love to visit Washington. Thanks for sharing your beautiful images.

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  4. D.C. is a Mecca for photographers, isn't it?
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