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Capitol Hill

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  • Day181

    Washington

    April 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Ein Zug mit netten Mitreisenden und unfreundlichem Personal brachte mich in 26 Stunden (+ 1 Stunde Verspätung) von Fort Lauderdale nach Washington.
    Hier in Washington gibt es einiges zu sehen und zudem habe ich Orte besucht, die in meinem Reiseführer nicht erwähnt werden, so z. B. die Selbstbeweihräucherung-Ausstellung der Weltbank und das 'National Museum of Woman in the Arts'. Geduldig lässt man auch die diversen Eingangskontrollen über sich ergehen.
    Jetzt stehen noch auf meinem Reiseplan Chicago und New York. Und am 30.4. schliesst sich der Kreis. Dann fliege ich zurück in die Schweiz.
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  • Day47

    Out of many, one

    November 14, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Today included a Whitehouse tour (East wing), Capitol tour and sat in the gallery of in-session senate and house of reps, and Congress library (where we were lucky enough to get a private tour with docent on his way out who we just got chatting to...and became highlight of my day)...
    Capitol and Congress library were very very impressive
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  • Day15

    Library of Congress

    November 14, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Wow! It was amazing and we only got to spend a short amount of time there before it closed. The reading room was awesome and their collection size is... 16 million books and 120 million other items! It is definately the library of record for the US if not the world. We also got a personal tour from Rod, a library docent who was clearly about to leave for the day but insisted on giving us the highlights tour (I think because he loved Aussies and Bek told him I was a librarian!). The library of Congress holds one of only 3 copies of the Gutenberg Bible that is both complete, and printed in vellum (made from calf skin) from 1455. A pretty amazing place for a librarian to visit!Read more

  • Day2

    U.S. Capitol Cafe

    March 12 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After a long walk, time for lunch. Surprisingly delicious food in the cafe located on the bottom floor of the Capitol. Like a food court, with fresh delicious food. We shared a roast turkey sandwich in cranberry walnut bread and senate bean soup. Yummy.Read more

  • Day2

    Library of Congress

    March 12 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We were able to avoid another security check by taking the tunnel underground from the Capitol to the Library of Congress. We got to see the books that Jefferson sold to them for $24,000. There were exhibits on suffragettes and Rosa Parks. We got to see one of the original Gutenberg bibles. Our last stop was a behind glass, balcony view of the libraries reading room. I understand you can apply for and get a library card which allows admittance. Perhaps next times.Read more

  • Day2

    The Supreme Court

    March 12 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Last time I was visiting Heather and came here, the Supreme Court was getting ready to listen to a case about VCR tapes. Actors had their knickers in a twist about not being properly compensated. We just missed the last tour before the shutdown.Read more

  • Day16

    Hullo Washington

    May 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Temperature change, thank goodness. Arrived at union Station to sunshine, short 10 min walk uphill to our 'luxury' airbnb. What a contrast to New York, our accommodation is great, close to loads of lovely restaurants.Read more

  • Day17

    Hop on Hop off - Washington

    May 16, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Great hop on hop off bus today sussing out what we want to visit the next couple of days. Arlington Cemetery to visit JFK gravesite & the eternal flame. Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown was amazing. Next stop Lincoln Memorial. Well worth the climb up the steps (with millions of others) to look down on the reflecting pool and across to the Washington Monument.Read more

  • Day17

    Capitol Hill

    May 16, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Little walk down our road is Capitol Hill so off we toddled this morning to join the crowds. We managed join a tour immediately, right time, right place!!! Architecture is amazing, no words can describe it really, absolutely beautiful. Our guide was great, passionate about the history of his country and worth listening to. From there we went to the Museum of American Indian History, fascinating. A short stroll to the Space Museum which was amazing, so many exhibits, plus so many people . Think everyone was inside for the air conditioning as it is so hot here. Tomorrow is going to be worse - 34degrees.Read more

  • 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. :)
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