Old black and white photos always fascinated me, and at the National Portrait Gallery, you can see American history through these photos and paintings about immigrants and American citizens enduring times of hardship.
One of two posts on the American Art Museum & the National Portrait Gallery. Situated in the Penn Quarter, the museum is placed in the former Patent Office Building in the Greek style. In the 1950s this building was in danger of being pulled down to give way to a parking lot, but fortunately, Congress gave it to the […]
The style of the architecture begs for pictures. The Union Station in Washington, D.C. is made in the fine Beaux Art’s design in 1908, and the Postal Museum was formerly the City Post Office matches the station in its Neo-Classical style. It would be worth it to make a post about this museum. We were asked to leave as time […]
I had been anticipating to visit the U.S. Capitol this past summer. It’s possible to get free guided tours if you book online in advance. Here is the link to visitthecapitol.gov If I had the chance to go today, I know how to get there quickly but as we visited during one of our first days in Washington, D.C. […]
I didn’t finish my walks in The National Mall of Washington, D.C. so I will return to the last post on that subject and continue. A short walk west of The Korean Memorial, close to the Tidal Bassin is the DC War Memorial honouring the twenty-six thousand from the D.C. area that took part in WWI. It was inaugurated on […]
Part Two Last week, I ended my walk at the Martin Luther King Memorial. Very close to that and still separated is The Korean War Veterans Memorial dedicated in 1995. From the homepage of the Korean War Memorial: The Korean War Veterans Memorial consists of multiple structures that honour those who sacrificed during the three-year conflict (1950-1953) that was the […]
Part One I showed you some war statues last week, and now we will take a walk in the National Mall with the many Memorial Parks. I would like to start with the impressive Thomas Jefferson Memorial at The Tidal Basin and The Potomac River. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826. Franklin D. Roosevelt took the initiative to have this white neo-classical marble memorial […]