A little work trip in April took me to Washington DC – a first time for me, and in between work things, I had time for a little exploring and sightseeing.
Washington was a lovely, and incredibly clean city, with amazing architecture and some great sights to be seen.
Here’s me with my pillow and panda mask ready for the flight!
And the view over the city as we flew into Ronald Reagan Airport…
The famous cherry blossoms, somewhat damp….
Some rather fabulous wartime propaganda at the American Red Cross HQ…
And some very impressive tiffany windows mixing the crusades with the red cross in a somewhat questionable way…
Back of the White House…
Yeah, I got a little over-excited at the prospect of seeing the actual White House
Front of some impressive large building of some sort
Some lovely decorative painting
An unbelievably good pizza – courtesy of & pizza….
Front of the White House
The front of the very impressive American Red Cross HQ
View from the rooftop bar over the park at sunset
Sunset over the White House
Extremely random and creepy Italian restaurant with our own Vatican section and a rotating Pope on the Lazy Susan…
At the Lincoln Memorial…
A little peek at Mr Lincoln…
Korean War memorial – Very creepy at night!
The fabulous Renwick Gallery – well worth a visit!
Amazing sculptures made of business cards/index cards
Beautiful rainbow string installation
Wooden birds nest-type things
And this one was REALLY cool – you have to lie down to take it all in – nets and lights and such
And guess what it is?
A very cool replica of a tree
And a map of the Chesapeake River basin made out of marbles!
Weird swirly glass thingy
This room was incredible and creepy at the same time…
Yes, they are all real insects….
Drawers full of things…
More cherry blossoms!
Down in Chinatown
At Detroit Airport I was impressed by this – never occurred to me that guide dogs need to go somewhere!
Check out my new hairband/spontaneous airport purchase….
And I found an extremely nice wine bar in the airport too…
View over London, flying in at dawn