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Capitol Hill

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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day15

    Library of Congress

    November 14, 2017 in the United States

    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

  • Day47

    Out of many, one

    November 14, 2017 in the United States

    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 impressiveRead more

  • Day17

    Hop on Hop off - Washington

    May 16, 2017 in the United States

    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

    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 in the United States

    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

    Library of Congress

    June 19, 2017 in the United States

    Not much time to spend here but it is a beautiful building and we really wanted to see it. There was a tunnel going from the Capitol building to the Library of Congress which meant we did not have to go through security again!

  • Day2

    Washington DC - das Capitol

    September 12 in the United States

    Heute war ich 15,2 km bei einer Luftfeuchtigkeit von 98% unterwegs. Hab die meisten Sehenswürdigkeiten an der Mall gesehen. Begonnen hab ich am Capitol und beim obersten Gericht, dem sogenannten U.S. Supreme Court. In und um das Capitol, zum botanischen Garten, vorbei am Planetarium , Smithmonian Castle (ältestes fabrikgebäude, das herein Museum beherbergt), vorbei am Washington Monument, dem Holocaust Museum, dem OFE Büro, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King jr. Memorial ( ein in 4 Teile gespalteter Felsen - Felsen der Hoffnung genannt) zum Lincoln Memorial. Zurück über den Korean War Veterans Memorial, dem II. War Memorial zum Washington Monument. Dann zum Old Executive Office Building Inder Nähe vom Weißen Haus. Um das Weiße Haus herum, am alten Theater , dem Ronald Reagan Building vorbei zum Washington Hotel, dem Willard Hotel und zum Washington Wellcome Center. Da war genau gegenüber das Hardrock Café, aber mein Akku leer und ich konnte keine Bilder mehr hochladen. Weiter am heutigen Trump International Hotel vorbei, was früher das 1. Post Gebäude in Washington war und jetzt dank Trump zum 6. Mal umbenannt wurde. Trump hat es für 6 Jahre angemietet und gleich mal umbenannt. Dann zur Union Station, dem ältesten Bahnhof, wo ich mich mit Valentin getroffen hab. Shoppen, essen und dann weiter ins METRO Center, bummeln wie beim Breuningerland. Danach mit der Metro zurück zum Hotel und Valentin zur Klinik, in der er arbeitet und auch wohnt. Jetzt brauche ich nur noch eine Dusche und mein Bett.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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