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Capitol Grounds

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  • Day2

    US Kapitol (Washington D.C.)

    July 30, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Heute früh geht es für uns zuerst zum Kapitol. Wir holen uns unterwegs einen Kaffee und machen uns weil wir noch ausreichend Zeit haben zu Fuß auf den Weg dort hin (ca. 4,5 km) Zu Fuß erlebt man eine Stadt einfach am Besten. 👣
    Am Kapitol angekommen tauschen wir die reservierten Tickets gegen die original Tickets ein und nutzen die halbe Stunde die uns bis zum Tourstart verbleibt um zu frühstücken. Die Tour beginnt mit einem 13 minütigen Film, gefolgt von einer halbstündigen Tour. Leider umfasst die Tour nur zwei offizielle Räume, aber wir wollen ja nicht meckern, schließlich ist auch diese (wie so vieles in Washington) völlig kostenlos. :)Read more

  • Day3

    Smithsonian natural history

    June 19, 2017 in the United States

    Originally we were going to start at the holocaust museum but we were paint the museum of natural history as it opened. We spilt into three groups. I had the Truddy group of Olivia LaShaya and Janelle.

    We looked at a lot of geological exhibits. Then the insects and mummies.

    We touched a piece of Mars. It was awesome. We saw three hope diamond and they held a grasshopper. We also saw a giant rhino beetle up closer.Read more

  • Day3

    Capitol building

    June 19, 2017 in the United States

    This was a really interesting tour. We learned that it took the artist 11 months to paint the dome. But the fresco took 75 years. The original artistr painted about 1/2 The fresco and he was overt 80 when he passed out and fell from the scaffolding. He caught the scaffolding and was rescued but never went up again. So he gave his sketches and plans to another artist and the second artist painted until he ran out of sketches and they realized that the original artist thought it was 33 ft shorter. Congress spent 50 years debating what should be added to the final painting. Our government at work. 😀Read more

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