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Dupont Circle

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  • Day18

    Picknick und tanzen

    August 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Mittags treffe ich mich mit Ilona, ihren zwei Aupair-Mädels und einer Cousine der beiden zum Picknick am Wasser... und unter Flugzeugen. 🤣 Wir essen, spielen Fußball und Frisbee, malen und basteln Armbänder.
    Am Abend bin ich dann zum Tanzen verabredet. 😊 In Costa Rica hatte ich Nick kennengelernt, dessen Freundin auch Salsa-Tanzlehrerin ist. Nach einem kurzen Gespräch in der Hostelküche meinte er dann, ich soll einfach Bescheid sagen wenn ich in Washington bin... gesagt, getan... 💃😉
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    Schöne Aufnahme 👍K.

    8/15/19Reply

    Spontane Einlage in einem Imbiss /Kneipe ? K.

    8/15/19Reply
    Tina B.

    Das war in einer Bar nachdem ich den kostenlosen Salsa-Kurs mitgemacht hatte.

    8/16/19Reply
     
  • Day21

    Any given Sunday

    September 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Und dann brauchten wir endlich Mal einen Tag Ruhe und Erholung. Diesen verbrachten wir standesgemäß in einem Dinner bei einem Football Spiel der Philadelphia Eagles gegen die Jacksonville Jaguars.
    Am Ende gewannen die Eagles mit dem entscheidenden Field Goal durch den Kicker Elliott.
    Was für ein Erlebnis mit den Fans in einem landestypischen Dinner zu sitze.... Total geil! Am Ende sangen alle "Fly Eagles Fly". Gänsehaut pur.
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  • Day3

    D.C.:troppi musei per due giorni

    July 29, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    A Washington c'è un'atmosfera che mi ricorda Expo ma dieci volte più grande. Lo foto forse danno un'idea della grandiositá dello Smithsonian Museum che conta 19 musei su una strada lunga 2km: troppi da visitare in due giorni. Optiamo per il Museo Naturale della scienza dove vedo per la prima volta un albatross e una meteorite!Read more

    Paolina fa il suo giro

    Una installazione fatta con i rifiuti trovati suk fondo dell'oceano 😔

    7/30/17Reply
     
  • Day4

    Smithsonian und Capitol

    October 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Heute ging es u.a. ins Smithsonian Museum für Luft- und Raumfahrt sowie ins Innere des Capitols. Washington, DC haben wir nun verlassen und unseren Trip fortgesetzt nach Philadelphia. Die Fahrt war prima, wenn auch etwas lang und unser Hotel Hampton Inn mitten in Philadelphia kann sich ebenfalls sehen lassen. Mal schauen, was es hier so alles zu sehen und zu erleben gibt🤗. Aber erstmal wird geschlafen...😴Read more

    Uli Eschenlohr

    Deutsche Ingenieurskunst Me 262 das erste Flugzeug mit Strahlentriebwerk wieso stellen das die Amis aus🤔

    10/27/17Reply
     
  • Day16

    Capitol, BEP and Chinatown

    October 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    We started our day with a buffet breakfast at our accommodation at Hampton Inn. It was a sumptuous selection.

    We then headed straight off to Capitol. We were given a thirteen minute video orientation called "Out of Many, One." I particularly enjoyed how they summarised the process involved in selecting the site for building the nation's capital back when it was newly founded.

    We were then guided into "the compass," inside the Capitol's Crypt. It is the very centre of Washington DC. From there, it is the basis for the design of Washington DC's layout and road configuration.

    Then we were led into the temple of Liberty. It was such a high ceiling wonder. The painting in the ceiling featured George Washington sitting amongst thirteen angels and beside him was Lady Liberty and Freedom. The tour guide also mentioned that certain extra special dignitaries get a viewing there before being laid to their final rest, and Presidents get sworn into power there too. Then there were statues of icons and personalities surrounding the temple that the states selected to represent themselves. And several significant paintings depicting important parts of American history, for example, Pocahontas and her marriage.

    John, our tour guide, spared us a few more minutes to get more snapshots outside the USA's Capitol. Then he took us to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

    There we were toured in the facility that produced around 800000 USD worth of $1, $2, 5$ notes every week. First the notes get printed with green ink then with black, then allowed to dry for about a day, and then the engraving and attachment of seals will take place. Then the notes will pass through imaging tests to ensure accuracy and that security features are in place, and afterwards will be processed through sharp guillotines to be cut into notes. Continuing on, we also got to see an exhibition of $1000000 in $10 notes, and the photos of how the notes were manually produced and meticulously double checked one by one by people employed to do exactly just that back in the good old days.

    Our tour in Washington DC was finalised with another lunch buffet in an Asian Fusion restaurant. It had a water feature entrance. My sister and I rushed through it so we could buy some items in Best Buy as the tour operated on it usual timetable. Marn Chowns bought her headphone, and I got some extra SD storage for my photos and videos.

    We slept a lot during the four hour drive back to New York. Then, after being dropped off at Chinatown, Tita Agot brought us to this ice creamery that we thoroughly enjoyed. The flavours I chose were almond cookie and Thai tea and they tasted very genuine, fresh, and the cream texture was luxurious. My sister and I agreed it was very reminiscent of Dooley's ice cream in Australia's Great Ocean Road! What a great way to end our day out.

    When we got back to Tita Agot's home, she made us a sumptuous dinner-- a salmon soup that just had the right amount of piquancy.
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  • Day15

    Philadelphia and Washington DC

    October 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    My auntie has organised a two day Capitol tour with EWorld Tours. We were picked up by auntie's Jamaican friend, David, and was brought to NYC's Chinatown. When we got there, Tita Agot grabbed some delicious baked siopao and we enjoyed it on the four hour bus trip.

    Our tour guide's name was John, and the driver was George. They gave us a valuable insight on what was in store for us for the rest of the day.

    We made a restroom stop around the two hour mark. My sister saw some Cinnabon treats so she quickly grabbed the chance. Then off we went and we made our lunch stop in Pennsylvania, right outside the Independence Hall in the city of Philadelphia. We saw Liberty bell too but it was a closed spaced and paid entry was required.

    We ate some Tita Agot spaghetti and left over fried chicken wings in the lunch place. Tita also bought some salads, a mix of mushrooms, broccoli, crab meat, bell peppers, carrots and onions.

    Then we finally arrived in Washington, District of Columbia.

    The first place we visited was the Christmas Tree and the Whitehouse. Mom was quite disappointed at the state their Christmas tree was in as she is used to the humongous Christmas trees ubiquitous during the festive season back home. But live trees are never perfectly shaped.

    The Whitehouse ended up to be small in our photos, probably just a little bigger compared to the house markers in the game Monopoly. This was because we couldn't come any closer, understandably so, due to security reasons.

    Then John and George took us to Newseum, a centre that exhibited journalism highlights and underlined the first amendment of the constitution. Also they had exhibits on terrorism, some replicas of what the culprits utilised, what dangers FBI face, and a small memorial on the September 11 tragedy.

    Next, we were led to the Washington DC Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum that featured the 44 presidents of the USA. The gallery was completed with some famous celebrities. I got a photo with Uncle Sam.

    After that, we had a cruise aboard a small boat called Nightingale II around the Potomac River. It was perfect timing for a wonderful sunset. We saw very briefly the Pentagon, the heart of the US Security.

    Finally, we were led to Abraham Lincoln's memorial. The moon was full and was at the perfect angle to the Washington monument. The gargantuan Lincoln sitting in that temple looked austere. His speech was engraved on one of the walls. Atop the roof, the names of the United States of America were enumerated.

    I expected our accommodation to be some small time Inn, but we were actually billeted in Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton in Falls Church. Too bad I wasn't able to bring my swimmers as they had a pool there. But then again I wouldn't have had enough time as I had a lovely catch up with Miss Tetet, my Maths and Physics teacher way back in high school. We reminisced on our STEC STHS days, and chatted about the climate and some cultural differences between USA and Australia. When I got back to the room, my sister and tita Agot were just wrapping up their massage session.
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  • Day10

    Day 6/7/8 : washington DC

    December 6, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    We first arrived at Washington and went out for tea we then done a tour at night around to all the monuments and such, the Lincoln memorial was very impressive it looked unreal! We then headed home had couple drinks and called it a night. The following morning we had breakfast then caught the bus into town. We checked out the space musuem which i didnt find all that interesting really. Went to the holocaust musuem next which was fairly full on! Alot of very disturbing photos and videos. After the holocaust we needed a pick me up socwent for lunch n few beers. Ended up going home and everyone went out to shenanigans which was a fun night. Next day i didnt bother with anymore musuems. Lounged around until the nba which was washington wizards vs dallas mavericks. Was a close game with the mavericks winning by about 10 in the end.Read more

  • Day1

    Farmers Market (Washington D.C.)

    July 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Nachdem unsere gestrige Fahrt von New York nach Washington D.C. statt der geplanten 4 Stunden fast 7 Stunden gedauert hat. Sind wir zu Fuß nur noch eben schnell zum weißen Haus gelaufen um schon mal einen ersten Eindruck zu bekommen und haben anschließend auf dem Rückweg noch eine Kleinigkeit gegessen, bevor wir völlig erledigt ins Bett gefallen sind.

    Heute früh ging es dann frisch erholt los. Direkt in der Nähe unseres Hotels in der Nähe des Dupont Circle stolpern wir ganz unverhofft über einen Farmersmarket der wöchentlich Sonntags hier stattfindet. Wir besorgen uns erstmal einen Kaffee und schlendern anschließend über den Markt und schauen uns die verschiedenen Stände an.
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  • Day12

    Day 11 - Washington DC

    May 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We arrived in Washington DC about 1.30pm and our room was ready. Great view again we can see the Pentagon, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Building.

    Dumped our bags and off we go on the Metro, First stop Lincoln Memorial. Wow this is pretty amazing. You could look straight up to the Washington Monument.

    Next stop the White House. I wanted to know where the helicopters landed as the area did not look very big. It wasn't till the next day that we realized we were actually at the back of the White House. The front is what you see in the movies it was much more impressive.

    We had hot dogs in the park and tried to capture photos of the squirrels without much success.

    We looked in the White House souvenir shop and thought really hard about whether to buy a Donald Trump boxed Christmas Decoration for someone at home but couldn't decide who to give it to so didn't buy it.

    Off back to hotel armed with goats brie cheese and french stick (tasted just like we were back in Paris again).

    Dinner then bed as tomorrow there is a lot more to see in this very beautiful city.
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  • Day13

    Washington DC

    May 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    TERESA'S BIRTHDAY

    Early start and off to Smithsonian Museums.

    The lines were very long today as Monday 28th May is Memorial Day. There is a lot of security.

    American History Museum - Great Museum with lots of info on everything. Spent about three hours here and didn't even get to see everything.

    Next the Holocaust Museum - very solemn and makes me realize what atrocities have and still are happening in this world. We as humans need to love more and hate less.

    The lines to the other museums by this time were approx 1hr wait because of the high security checks.

    Headed for the Capitol. Got as close as we could as there was a lot of security around due to the Memorial Day Celebrations. Right next door was the Botanical Gardens. Not very big but in a green house and lots of tropical orchids and other tropical flowers. It was very pretty.

    G&T decided to head off in another direction and Stephen and I walked up the hill to the Washington Monument (it was a long way). Finally when we made it we released that from this Monument you can see the Lincoln Memorial, The White House and Capitol Hill.
    A very impressive view.

    We kept going and finally found the front of the White House.

    Then off to get ready for dinner tonight for my birthday.

    Had a great birthday wishes lots of messages from home. 💕💕❣
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