Our World Tuesday
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.
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.
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.
A short cut through the gardens on our way to the Air and Space Museum.
Outside the Museum of Indian Art.
Spotted on the way.
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".