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Showing posts with label Smithsonian Castle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smithsonian Castle. Show all posts

Sunday, June 30, 2013

There's More to DC than..........

I wanted to get some shots of areas of DC I haven't really covered a lot.  There are a couple of the regular touristy areas here, but mostly these pics will be of sights regularly unseen on the average visit.

The National City Christian Church with the Luther Place Memorial Church in the background.  DC is full of great old churches. 
Case in point, this shot was taken from the Reagan National Airport Metro platform.  The National Cathedral dominates the horizon, yet it is actually almost 8 miles away!!!   (Here's more photos from the National Cathedral,
Control Tower at Reagan.  These guys have gotten me safely home many times!
You can stand on the Metro platform and get a great view of planes landing.
Smithsonian Castle.  One of the oldest structures on the Mall.

Looking East on Constitution from 14th.  EPA, IRS and DOJ in the distance.

On 13th NW between K and L is the DC Firehouse, home of Engine 16. 
I've put up some shots of these call boxes in the past, but I've never seen one in this condition.  These were what the police and firemen used to call their respective stations years ago before radios.  There are still remnants all throughout the city.
AKA, Midnight Express. 
She was organizing the dirt and leaves around the trees along the sidewalk.
Well, it IS DC.......
St. Johns Episcopal Church across from Lafayette Square and the White House.
OK, I couldn't help it, there are a couple touristy shots in here!!!

Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building from Pennsylvania Ave.
One of four Fleur de lis topiaries in the Enid A. Haupt Garden, East of the Smithsonian Castle.
Looking across the train tracks near L'Enfant Plaza towards the Capitol Dome. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The U.S. Capitol

It seems I can't walk past the U.S. Capitol without taking a picture of it.  I don't feel bad though, everyone else is doing the same thing.  

I was at the Capitol early the other day and it was freezing out.  This meant  I got to take all the pictures I wanted, with no pesky people in my shots!!!!!

If the Columns above look familiar, that's because they match those in the next three shots from my previous blog detailing the National Columns at the Arboretum.

The National Column blog is here:



This and the next view were taken from the second floor of the  Library of Congress.  In the shot above, you can see the U.S. Capitol, the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, and the Smithsonian Castle.
Same shot as above, zoomed out.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sights of Washington DC

Here's a few more in my ongoing documentation of the various sights of Washington D.C... 
View from the Old Post Office.
Inside the Capitol Rotunda.
Looking out of the Capitol toward the Senate side.
"Washington resigning his commission".  This is one of 8 large paintings by John Trumbull in the Capitol Rotunda. 
Ulysses Grant's statue in the Capitol Rotunda. 
"Apotheosis of Washington" in the Capitol Rotunda depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory.
Washington Monument in snow and fog.
Snow at the Capitol.
Enjoying the snow!
Some sidewalk artist doodled this on a construction site.
Smithsonian Castle.
Smithsonian Castle.
Old Post Office.
A family takes pictures on the National Mall.

Street musician.
Outside the Old Post Office.
Old Post Office.
Looking out from the Old Post Office.
Treasury and White House from the Old Post Office.
Old Post Office.