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Washington D.C. Day 2

Now on to my second day in Washington D.C. . The weather was just perfect for walking around. The sky was blindingly sunny and not a single cloud in sight. On day 2, we visited :

-The United States Capitol
-Library of Congress
-Supreme Court of the United States
-Smithsonian Institution
-National Gallery of Art ( photography not allowed  )
-National Geographic Museum
-Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival
 

Waffle breakfast



Cute squirrel near the Capitol



The United States Capitol



The inside of the Capitol building was majestic !! This is the ceiling of the dome.















Library of Congress



inside Library of Congress






inside Library of Congress
I wonder what it feels like to read here...






The Supreme Court (could not enter inside)



Smithsonian Institution
We caught a flash mob pillow fight here... There were people and pillows and dust everywhere. Very chaotic



National Geographic Museum
Titanic: 100 Year Obsession exhibition



Had dinner at a restaurant called Lincoln
I got the pot roast which was terribly greasy. Note the thick layer of pure saturated fat floating on top. Yuck!



Southwest Waterfront
No picture of the fireworks ... Once you've seen Wishes at Magic Kingdom, it becomes difficult to enjoy other inferior displays of fireworks lol.

We did have to rush through the day in order to see as much as possible. Even so, there are many amazing museums and galleries in Washington ( all free of charge) that we didn't get a chance to go. There's also a huge zoo that I would've loved to visit. Ah well, maybe next time. Washington D.C. was definitely a city that was rich in culture and offers many things to see.



Went to Pizza Hut on my way back to Toronto, didn't expect much but this turned out to be the best, freshest, most perfect pizza I've had ever I am planning on visiting a few Pizza Hut branches in Toronto in order to find this magically delicious pizza

Washington D.C. Day 1

Alright I have a confession to make... Soon after I came back from Orlando, I embarked on another journey to Washington D.C . I had four days off from work for Easter (purely coincidental and a very pleasant surprise when I looked at my April schedule ) and I could not pass up the perfect opportunity to visit a new place. I initially wanted to go somewhere close such as Niagara falls and Buffalo but somehow somewhere along the planning process the trip developed into a four-day road trip to Washington D.C... We spent the first and last days driving on the road, so about 2 full days were actually spent in Washington D.C. Although we weren't able to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the weather in Washington D.C. was beautiful and most attractions were free of charge!

During day 1 in Washington, we visited

-Lincoln Memorial (Reflecting Pool was under construction )
-Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
-Jefferson Memorial
-Washington Monument
-White House
-National Archives (Photography not permitted inside)
-Chinatown


Yummy breakfast delivered to my room



Lincoln Memorial



Lincoln Memorial



Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial



Franklin Roosevelt Memorial



Nice park near Roosevelt Memorial



Jefferson Memorial



Jefferson Memorial



Washington Monument



White House
Why does it look blue in this picture ??



The National Archives
This building houses the original documents of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence from the 1700's. The parchments seemed very fragile and the ink was faint, but it was very humbling just to be able to see these documents that changed history forever. So much passion had gone into them in defence of liberty of Americans. I think every visitor walked out of the National Archives with new appreciation and knowledge of American history and human rights. Photography was not allowed inside, but a visit is highly recommended



Chinatown



We had dinner here
I still can't figure out the name of this place. "Fresh Noodle Made on the Spot"
doesn't sound like a restaurant name to me...



Fresh noodles with beef tenders and hot & sour soup (which was way too spicy for my taste)



Fresh noodles with BBQ pork, was delicious and very filling



Lastly, dessert at Haagen-Dazs

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