We again chose to take a bus from the KOA. But this one just took us to the Capitol where we joined a
hop on-hop off bus tour to all of the monuments and museums on the mall.
|On the steps of the Capitol.|
|Washington monument in the background.|
|Here and below, Union Station.|
|The Freedom Bell.|
|Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.|
|Theatre at the Tomb of the Unknown. We were surprised at the strength of Greek influence in all the monuments' architecture.|
|The Korean Memorial. All involved countries are named, but we were interested in this one!|
|More of the Korean Memorial.....|
|On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.|
Yes, we remembered you, Jerry and Linda!
(Jerry proposed here....:) )
|The Smithsonian Institute's information centre.|
There is so much to see, we didn't know where to start!
|In the gardens behind the Smithsonian Information centre; Lachlan.....|
|even the squirrels had trouble staying cool in the heat wave Washington was experiencing.|
|Mama Farm, more flowers for you. What is it?|
|The Grant Monument.|
|Air and Space Museum - A later model Wright Flyer.|
|Apollo 11 command module - this one is for you, Gav. And stay tuned, there's more. Boy, wouldn't we have had fun if you were here to explain it all to us!?|
|3D at the IMAX. |
Unfortunately, Garion can't see in 3D......
so he made his own fun! (below)
|Wright brothers, of course!|
|And the one that made history - original, with some replacement of fabrics!|
|Even if it wasn't incredibly hot outside, we could have stayed all day...|
|The Freer museum of Asian art.|
|The Peacock Room.|
|And Japanese screens for Aunty Nat. Miss you.|
|National Art Gallery.|
We still can't believe we could get so close to these paintings!
|Mama B, now who is this, hmmmm??|