After a busy week of meetings, briefings. corporate training and preparations before going to Africa, I decided to take in some of the great tourist attractions here in Washington, D.C. From my hotel in Old Town, Alexandria, I took the Metro’s Blue Line from the King Street Station to the Smithsonian Museum. The weather was near perfect for walking, cool and a little bit overcast! I walked the entire length of the Mall starting at the Smithsonian Museum and first going east to the Capital and then back west past the Washington Memorial, then to the Lincoln Memorial. Along the way I also stopped at the Natural History Museum, the Korean War Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and finally made it back to the Metro. It was a long day of site-seeing, about 8 hours on my feet! Now back at my hotel… I can feel my dogs are a little sore….
Above, one of the many buildings that make up the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
Below, the African Bull Elephant welcomes visitors to the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.
Above, the U.S. Capital, Washington, D.C.
Below, the Washington Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Above and Below, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Below, a view of the Washington Memorial from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Below, a few of the typical row-houses of Old Town Alexandria, Va.