Saturday, May 21, 2016

National Mall in Washington DC

If you ever have the good fortune to visit Washington DC, the National Mall is a wonderful place to spend a few days.  This is a very quick walk through.  Hope you enjoy!

A little overcast, but still a nice pic of the Capital

Inside the AIr and SPace Museum.  Great tri-motor, these ruled the air when the radial engine was king...

Ok, here's a hint - he invented the screw propeller...

The Crypt of James Smithson the namesake of the "Smithsonian."

Thomas Jefferson Memorial - I think Jefferson liked "round'" whereas Lincoln liked "square."

John Paul Jones.... some say the father of the American Navy...

The Korean War Memorial - outstanding!

A lunar lander from the Apollo program.  I was surprised by how fragile a craft this was.

The Spirit of St Louis...

Early flight and the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the lander that crossed the void of space to reach the moon - what a juxtaposition of time and technology in one picture.

Look closely... this is a stainless steel sculpture!

The very dignified entrance portalto the Smithsonian visitor center.

This view of the White House is sort of a classic.  It's was taken a few hundred feet West of the Washington Memorial - looking North. 

The DC War Memorial erected in the 1930's this was to commemorate WW I and the tremendous loss suffered by all in the "War to End all Wars."

This is the WW II memorial.  It is circular and each pillar represents a state.  Around the circumference historic events and their locations can be found...
Well this is a super short splash of what you will find if you visit.  I hope you liked the pics!


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