This is the second post in the series of
Planning US trip articles.
Washington DC :
As mentioned in the previous post, we arrived in DC from New York aboard Amtrak train. In this post I will mention the places we visited in our 3 day stay in the Nation's Capital
- Check in into Capital Hilton
It was quite a good hotel with close location to Washington downtown, White House and other featured attractions. Staff and service was excellent, although bit pricy. (Which I am ok with as long as you maintain professionalism while serving to family)
It was the best hotel in our stay so far. Such a professional and courteous staff. So sad that breakfast wasn't complementary.
- Union station (Where we got off aboard Amtrak)
A beautiful lobby of Union Station
A palatial entrance to station
I clicked some snaps by myself too.
- Lafayette Square
- White House
Roses around white house
That's me trying to see if Obama recognizes me
This was as close as we could get
The magical address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Panoramic View of White House Surrounding
- Lincoln Park
- United States Supreme court
The most Powerful judicial branch of justice loving USA
The meticulous pieces of artwork
A different angle. The guy in white standing far away in this picture had powerful gun with him. Not something to make fun of
That's me. What an odd combination
- US Capitol building
(It was undergoing major renovations when we visited it. So it didn't look exactly like we saw in the picture. I had hard time convincing people we actually visited this building)
- National Air and Space museum
- Jefferson Memorial
A Washington Monument - Taken directly from Jefferson Memorial
- Capitol mall
- Washington Monument
- National World War 2 Memorial
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1900 Independence Avenue
- Lincoln Memorial
- National Geographic Museum
People would like, but I was not particularly amused by the museum. First, it had very limited artifact, any artifact it had, I had least interest, too much crowded, congested and it had an entry fee. The combination of all these things made me not to like this museum. But anyways, here are some of the photos to share.
- Korean War Memorial
- Vietnam War Memorial
- Women in war Memorial
- Treasury Department Building
- National Zoological park
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- A Southwest flight back to Columbus from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Departing from Reagan International Airport, Washington DC.
Disclaimer: All photos in this post are mine, unless otherwise appropriate source mentioned.