Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Whitehouse and The Mall

No trip to Washington is complete without a look at The Whitehouse and a walk along The Mall.

This is a front view of The Whitehouse, notice the U-haul parked out front,lol.

We saw this interesting sign involving Canada on our walk back to The Mall from The Whitehouse.

The Lincoln Memorial at the end of the reflecting pool.

Inside the Lincoln Memorial. It was way bigger than I had imagined!

Brittany and I with the Washington Monument in the background.

This is the view from the Lincoln Memorial over the Potomac River. On the other side of this bridge is Arlington National Cemetery.

Along The Mall are the various Smithsonian Museum buildings. We toured the Museum of Natural History that has the largest gem and mineral display I have ever seen. Here Brittany and I look at one of the displays:

And a photo of the Hope Diamond that doesn't do it justice at all!

And still more trip highlights to come!


Rosemary said...

Another interesting post. No surprise with your degree that you were entranced by the mineral and gem collection, who wouldn't be fascinated by the Hope Diamond.

Linda S said...

You take excellent pictures!! It is so nice to see Washington through your eyes!

Avril Tanner said...

Great pictures Rosanne! Looks like it was a great trip! and I hope those diamonds are real!