Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Washington Mall and memorials

30 Sept 2018

Walking the Mall and visiting the memorials is among the favorite things to do in DC.  We were particularly looking forward to seeing the memorials completed after we left the DC area in the early 90’s.  While we did not get to see all the mall area, we really enjoyed those we visited.  Each section of pictures has a link for more information.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

An art museum and a few sights of DC

28 Sept 2018

I should mention that I worked in DC for three years at Coast Guard Headquarters.  It was the longest three years of my career. We have seen many of the downtown sights but wanted to see some of them again and certainly see the new memorials that were not completed when we left the area.

We took the metro into DC and our exit happened to be adjacent to the Navy Memorial.  We spent a few minutes enjoying it.

Our main goal for the day was the National Gallery of Art Museum.  It is housed in two buildings connected by an underground passage.  The building itself is certainly a work of art. 

We spent time in both buildings.  I always enjoy the amazing works of the old masters.

We really enjoyed the temporary Old Dutch Masters exhibit: Water, Wind and Waves.

This is a painting of the town of Rhenen, where Anneke’s sister lives along the Rhine River.  It is a short walk from her home to the church in the picture, which still stands.

  I admittedly do not really get some of the modern art, but others seemed very interested in it.

After the museum, we did a short stroll around the area before catching the metro home.