Photo blog: Washington DC

Almost a year ago I spent a couple of days visiting the city of Washington DC and to my surprise, fell in love with it. I’ll be back in the city to visit friends in a couple of months, so I dug out my photos and polished a few up for a tour down memory lane.

This is me trying to pretend like the Capitol Building was just struck by some mega weapon by the latest alien race invading Earth

This is me trying to pretend like the Capitol Building was just struck by some mega weapon by the latest alien race invading Earth

My friend and I did our own two-day walking tour through the green, tree-lined streets, littered with monuments, landmarks, statues and friendly, proud Americans. Take some good walking shoes as its the best way to see the sights.

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

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The reflection pool and the Washington Monument. Unfortunately it was under repairs when we visited, so was littered with scaffolding

The Lincolin Memorial. It was strewn with tourists, so no opportunity for him to come alive and give some wise words about my future direction

The Lincolin Memorial. It was strewn with tourists, so no opportunity for him to come alive and give some wise words about my future direction

It was wonderful and exciting for me to see first-hand so many iconic buildings and places that have been portrayed in countless movies. We even caught a glimpse of the Obama family on the back balcony of the White House, before security came to usher everyone away. It was such a thrill!

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In front of the White House

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)

The creative and stunning memorials offered unique tributes to each of the various battles and wars, and each is worth seeking out and visiting for yourself.

The haunting Korean War Veterans Memorial where the silent, ghostly shapes of soldiers emerge from the foliage

The Korean War Veterans Memorial where the eerily life-like, ghostly shapes of soldiers silently emerge from the foliage

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Haunting images on the Wall of Rememberance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial

The 'Three Servicemen' at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The ‘Three Servicemen’ at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Of course I couldn’t go to Washington without feasting my senses at the various museums and galleries along The National Mall. The two I-can’t-leave-without-seeing museums was the famous National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum (both featured in the movie Night at the Museum)

The various aircraft at the Air and Space Museum

The various aircraft at the Air and Space Museum

Settling in for a 3D movie of the solar system at the Air and Space Museum, narrated by Whoopi Goldburg!

Settling in for a 3D movie of the solar system at the Air and Space Museum, narrated by Whoopi Goldburg!

The fascinating things you learn at the museum

The fascinating things you learn at the museum… how they poop in space 🙂

All in all a fantastic couple of days and I can’t wait to visit again and see all the museums and landmarks I didn’t get a chance to get to last time!

Till next time!

Till next time!

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1 Response

  1. Bernie says:

    I loved this place too. I can’t wait for an excuse to go back and soak in all the history again!

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