Published: March 21st 2011March 21st 2011
Second day in the capitol I planned to take it easy, relax a bit and move whenever I felt like it to the capitol building(the only monumental object left after yesterdays tourist-madness) and a museum or two(they have like 20 on a couple of blocks).
So it happened as was planned, got up at ten-ish, did some internet stuff and then set out for lunch and some culture-soaking afterwards.
Firstly I intended to visit the National Archives, a museum like building(it also holds, u would never guess, archives of like all emigration and business-documents) which holds exhibits of pieces like the declaration of independence and all those fancy important documents, the war between the Union(north) and Confederates(south), and the more important presidents.
As a second I picked the National Museum of Natural History, which is a museum on the history of the US.
I ended up spending the hour an half I was in there in the exhibits on the wars of the US throughout the years and the one of all the president and what it is what they do and yadeyade.
Which I enjoyed actually, there turned out to be many more presidents then I had ever heard
of and some really cool ones too.
The walk to the capitol building and reflecting pool(I wonder who came up with that name...) was nice as it was on a big stretch of grass, walk paths and three-lanes between the Washington monument(that huge pillar) and the capitol building … and the sun was shining :) (I think I'm getting a tan.. sadly a red one though).
And well the reflecting pool was what you would expect it to be, a pool .. which kinda reflects the light like all water does.
The capitol building was nice, big and beautiful like only big buildings can be.
Now that I mention it, pretty much all buildings in DC are like that, big with pillars and white.
And the funny part is, the white house is actually one of the smallest around..
After dinner I went to the hostel and started writing this entry amongst other things.
Talked a bit to people and this Argentinian girl and amewican dude played guitar and sang a bit, which they did rather well.
Tomorrow I am taking the train to Baltimore airport where my flight to San Francisco parts.
There are more photos below