Washington D.C.

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My first visit to Washington DC was a week which gave me the chance to see a wide variety of aspects of the city ranging from monuments and parks to government buildings and museums (especially the the famed Smithsonian). A big plus is that just about everything is free! My second trip centered on a quick trip around the monuments of the mall and the many new ones that had been added in the intervening years and a nice meal at the famous Old Ebbit Grill. (1997,2011)

Pretty much everyone is familiar with this house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Washington Memorial is a well-known symbol of the city. Here's an overview of the city from the Washington Memorial which includes the Congressional Building. We got to sit in on a session of the Supreme Court and ended up seeing a case from my home state of Mississippi! The Iwo Jima Memorial stands as a reminder of the wars which the US Marine Corps has faced in its history. It snowed towards the end of the week, leaving the grounds of Arlington Cemetary under a very pretty blanket of white. The Korean Conflict monument boasts a striking line of statues of soldiers and an impressively carved wall of granite.