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Here's a collection of pictures from a August 2008 trip to Washington, D.C.

View of the Jefferson Memorial from the air.
Jefferson Memorial
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
National Air and Space Museum
National Air and Space Museum
The heat shield of the Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia"
Apollo 11 Command Module
Rockets/Missiles
Rockets/Missiles
As a replacement for the Shuttle, Ares I will transport astronauts to the moon and eventually Mars.  At NASA, I'm working on weather support for the first Ares I test launch, Ares I-X.
Ares 1
Skylab Orbital Workshop
Skylab
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Val and a Moose
Val and a Moose
The White House
The White House
Members of this tour group seemed to be having a lot of fun on their Segways.
Segs in the City
Here are two of the five "street ladies" was saw from our hotel room at 7 AM on a Saturday morning.  Note the always stylish "butt shades".  Yummy.
Two Not-So-Fine Ladies
And here we have two more "street ladies".  We affectionately named the one on the top "Banana Girl".
Two More Not-So-Fine Ladies
Here's a good profile shot of Val's belly.
Hotel Room and Val's Belly
Mommy
Mommy
This flower is a member of the Bromeliad Family.
Bromeliad Family
The Capitol Lawn
The Capitol Lawn
A statue of Freedom stands on top of the Capitol Dome.
Capitol Dome
Here's a view of the National Mall from the steps of the Capitol.
The National Mall
Presidential inaugurations are held at this spot.
Capitol Steps
The Rotunda seperates the Capitol into two wings - one for each chamber of Congress.
Rotunda
The fresco painted on the interior of the Capitol's dome, titled The Apotheosis of Washington, was painted by Constantino Brumidi.
Capitol Dome
Eight paintings of the development of the United States as a nation are located within the Rotunda.
Rotunda Paintings
The Declaration of Independence, painted by John Trumbull
The Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson Statue
Thomas Jefferson Statue
The National Statuary Hall is located off the Rotunda.
National Statuary Hall
From 1800 to 1806, this room served as the Senate Chamber and from 1806 until 1860, the room was used as the Supreme Court Chamber. In 1860, the Supreme Court began using the newly vacated Old Senate Chamber. Since 1935, the Supreme Court has met in the US Supreme Court building. (source: Wikipedia)
Old Supreme Court Chamber
Walking out the front of the Capitol
Capitol Steps
North side of the Capitol Building
North side of the Capitol
Union Station
Union Station
Red Panda
Red Panda
Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin
To Infinity...And Beyond
To Infinity...And Beyond
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
John and Jacqueline Kennedy Graves
Kennedy Grave Sites
Arlington House
Arlington House
Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
The mast of the USS Maine
USS Maine Memorial
Memorial Amphitheater
Memorial Amphitheater
Memorial Amphitheater
Memorial Amphitheater
Memorial Amphitheater
Memorial Amphitheater
The Tomb of the Unknowns
Tomb of the Unknowns
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
From the Arlington House, you can see the relationships between the locations of Arlington Cemetery (bottom), the Washington Monument (left), the Potomac River (center), the Capitol (center), and the Jefferson Memorial (right).
View from the Arlington House
Happy Couple
Happy Couple
The memorial to the Boy Scouts of America stands on the site of the first Boy Scout Jamboree in 1937. It is one of the few memorials in Washington, D.C. commemorating a living cause. The funds to build this memorial were raised by Scout units throughout the United States, and each donor signed one of several scrolls that were placed in the pedestal of the statue. The memorials was unveiled in a ceremony on November 7, 1964. The statue was accepted for the country by Associate Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, who noted that the day marked his fiftieth anniversary as an Eagle Scout.



The bronze statue consists of three figures. The Boy Scout represents the aspirations of all past, present, and future Scouts throughout the world. The male figure exemplifies physical, mental, and moral fitness, love of country, good citizenship, loyalty, honor, and courage. He carries a helmet, a symbol of masculine attire. The female figure symbolizes enlightenment with the love of God and fellow man, justice, freedom, and democracy. She holds the eternal flame of God's Holy Spirit.

Source: http://www.nps.gov
Boy Scouts Memorial
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
National World War II Memorial
National WWII Memorial
National World War II Memorial
National WWII Memorial
National World War II Memorial
National WWII Memorial


 

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