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 […]
There is a reason why these men are honoured and depicted on these extravagant statues. They have caused a difference in the wars in the past that without them history had been a very different story.
It’s enjoyable and free to look at buildings while travelling. In this post, I will show you some photos from a memorable journey to Washington D.C. this summer. For earlier posts on D.C.: George Mason Memorial, Constitution Gardens, The U.S. Navy Memorial and World War II Memorial. Everything is within walking distance, but if you want to see a lot in […]
The World War II Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation. This memorial, completed in 2004, honours the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, the more than 400.000 who died and the millions who supported the war effort from the […]