Published: April 23rd 2010April 21st 2010
There are not as many people always walking about as New York and the traffic is definately not as bad. I got the metro which is opposite the hostel about 9 and then upto metro centre. I walked a couple of blocks in the rain to the White House. It was amazing to see. Lafette Park was infront so had a quick walk round, it was tiny there were mainly 5 statues of heros. I then wandered down to the Capitol Monument. It was great to see but basically a tower. Got very confused with where the National Mall was and still don't understand where it went. I walked to the World War II memorial which was amazing. There were lots of war veterans there and it was stunning to go to. Behing it was constitution gardens and the very long reflecting pool aka normal water and at hte end of which was Lincolns Memorial. It reminded me of Legally Blonde 2. But I loved it(had to be one of my favourite memorials ever and definately the best thing of the day) it was fascinating and i really enjoyed it. The Korean War memorial was next to Lincoln and only had
a few statues of men. One had a bird on his head which was funny. I walked down Ohio Drive which is situated between Pom... Lake and the Tidal Basin at the bottom was Roosevelt and Jefferson memorials. I found Roosevelts first which was huge. There was no main feature statue of him but loads of waterfalls and bright pink flowers and a couple fo statues only one of which was him. After walking through I carried on round the basin and on to Jefferson. I saw my first beaver which was a great highlight of my day. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was stunning but I prefered Lincolns. In the middle of getting lost I heard a band playing and went to see, unfortunately I walked the wrong way and through the back and straight onto stage where I did get a few looks so I quickly retreated and went round the correct way and watched them for a short while. They were very good-well goodish for a school group. I past the holocaust museum which had a large queue and wen to the cafe as I had only had an apple at this stage. It was still raining when
I came out and the queue was even bigger so I walked past some museums and down to the National Archives but again due to the weather and the size of the queues I took photos and moved on. I went to the National Gallery of Art which I really loved and feel in love with one particular picture by Frederic Edwin Church called the River of Light. Which looking at the photo on my camera looked nothing special but in the gallery it looked almost 3D. It was just stunning it remind me of Avatar of the scenery. It's the first time I almost cried at a picture. I walked to the US Capitol Building but on the way past the Newseum. Which was awesome. There was part of the Berline Wall (second largest collection outside of Germany), the hut were Bin Ladin hid for a while, a large part on Elvis and his history, The Gmen and well known murders and victims in America. A part of the World Trade Centre and a part on the 9/11 bombing. It was throwing it down so I went up to the Capitol building had a looked and then found my
way to Union Station which help. I bought some Godiva Chocolate which I had seen everywhere and a pair of flip flops (Aussies call them throngs and New Zealanders Jandals) as I needed some cos mine ripped into my feet. I got a 'big gulp' which was disgusting from the 7/11 opposite the hostel. It was like a slushy but tasted rank. Had a few beers which a couple of people and cooked macaroni again and watched the Count of Monte Cristo which was very good.
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