Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our first walk in D.C.

It seems that CsLaKoNaS will not post anything else here...
I was waiting him to post our first walk in D.C. I was waiting for three months...
So, I am writing this post on my own. :p

Here we are! This is our first walk in Washington D.C. together...
We have just got out of the Federal Triangle metro station.


This is the first picture I took. It is just the building of SunTrust Bank, but I liked it.


This is the US Treasury Building. The building is right next to the White House, and once housed the Department of Justice.


The statue you see is Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury.

This is one of the statues in Lafayette Square:

He is Marquis de Lafayette, a
French aristocrat who came over to serve in General Washington's army in the American Revolutionary War and became a very close lifelong friend of George Washington.

I think that everyone knows what the next photo is. It is the White House. Don't try, you can see neither Barack nor Michelle.


This is an old office building near White House. It really looks like a dollhouse...


This is the statue of
Tadeusz Kościuszko in Lafayette Square. He is a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, the United States and Belarus.


The Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum:


The next statue is the First Division Monument and commemorates those who died while serving in the 1st Infantry Division of the US Army.


And this is the back side of the White House with the famous oval office ;)


Just a fountain. Okay CS, I like taking stupid photos... What's your problem? :p


The next photo is the
Washington Monument, the obelisk.

The obelisk and the
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Every single time that CsLaKoNaS sees this photo, he is thinking of the scene in the Forrest Gump movie.


and here is
Lincoln looking at his reflecting pool...


That's enough with the monuments, now a taste of the capital's nature...



These were some photos of our first walk in D.C.
Now, one year and a half later, we live in D.C. together... :)

Have a good night and take care....


PS: CsLaKoNaS will upload soon some photos of our visit in New York City (I will make him do so).

16 comments:

SK said...

Nice pics. I was in DC a couple of weeks ago too. Fall is a good time to visit!

Asteroid said...

This Laconas guy must be real difficult, huh?
Don't take him too seriously... just keep doing your thing and let us enjoy the pictures!
:-)))

συνvεφάκι said...

Nice Pictures!!!!

CsLaKoNaS said...

"This is an old office building near White House. It really looks like a dollhouse..."

This is the Eisenhower Building ! I've told you like a thousand times !!!!

ΑΕΡΙΚΟ said...

(Συγγνώμη, ντρέπομαι που δεν ξέρω αγγλικά για να το πω) αλλά οι φωτογραφίες είναι πολύ όμορφες. Δείχνουν μιαν όμορφη πόλη στην οποία κατοικούν ασφαλείς και ευτυχείς άνθρωποι. Όπως και στην Αθήνα μας

:-)

fairy said...

@ SK:
I believe that the colors are more beautiful in fall than in spring...

fairy said...

@ Asteroid:
yes, he is really difficult... but I love him :)

fairy said...

@ συνvεφάκι:
thanks!!! :)

fairy said...

@ CsLaKoNaS:
you keep criticizing me... :p

fairy said...

@ ΑΕΡΙΚΟ:
:-) ναι, ακριβώς όπως στην Αθήνα...
Είναι όμορφη πόλη, αλλά -μεταξύ μας- εγώ προτιμώ την Αθήνα (σσσςςςς)

δεσποιναριον said...

Μεγαλη βολτα ηταν η πρωτη σας βολτα! Παντου πηγατε! Να πω οτι η πολη προσωπικα δεν μου εμπνεει καποια ασφαλεια η ζεστασια, μαλλον μια παγωμαρα που προερχεται απο την διοικητικη της φυση. Εκτος απο την Τζωρτζταουν που εχει κατι απο αστικο κεντρο, χρονια τωρα ολα τα υπολοιπα τα βλεπω σαν τουριστρια!
Φιλακια Φαιρουλα.

CsLaKoNaS said...

@Δεσπονάριον

Κοίτα ασφάλεια εμπνέει. Αλλά σου βγάζει και μία χουντίλα. Εν τω μεταξύ πολλά μνημεία είναι μόνο και μόνο για να είναι. Τα μεγάλα κτίρια είναι επίσης γελοία. Προσπαθούν να μιμηθούν ευρωπαϊκές πρωτεύουσες ανεπιτυχώς.

Η Georgetown είναι πολύ καλύτερη....

ΙωάννηςΚ (πρώην ioannisk) said...

Very nice pics, enjoy your stay in the states :)

mariposa said...

πολυ ωραιες φωτο...keep up the united dream.......kissss

fairy said...

@ ΙωάννηςΚ (πρώην ioannisk):
thank you! :)

fairy said...

mariposa:
thank you, I will keep going.... (Cs is not interested any more :(, he doesn't post anything )