Monday, October 5, 2009

Washington DC with G&G Stonely

E taking on a bronze lion
(The National Building Museum is in the background.)

Another outing with Dan and Jeanne took us to DC. Neither one had been there in over 20? years. We hit a few new places this time.

The National Zoo was great. Its bigger than the Baltimore Zoo, but was under construction in many areas.

The Zoo has this amazing rope system called the O-line for the orangutans. They are able to move from one end of the zoo to the other, directly overhead the visitors. Amazing!

Courtesy of E

The panda exhibit was amazing!

Going up... Going down

I think the metro might have been E's favorite part of the day. It was the longest escalator I have ever been on. The pics don't do it justice.

Personally, I liked the National Building Museum. Never heard of it? I hadn't either until a friend clued me in. Its this enormous building within walking distance of the Mall. It showcases the environment around us and lets us discover it more fully. It celebrates interior design, architecture, construction, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering. Sounds like a place for "grown-ups" but its for everyone. We will definitely be going back.

Many Inaugural Balls have been held in the Hall surrounding these colossal Corinthian columns.

Last stop for the day - the National Cathedral.

One word - Wow!
E and Sis are on the steps in front. They are just little specks.

1 comment:

Amber Jane said...

Just looking at that cathedral gives me goosebumps!!