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My Trip to D.C., Boston & the East Coast

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I finally got the photos from my trip to Washingon, D.C., Boston, & the east coast uploaded. I was hoping to get more city photos, but we were pressed for time, & standing around taking pictures or cities & skyscrapers isn't exactly my family's favorite thing to do. I actually do have a lot more photos - my dad & I took like 400 pics in the two weeks we were gone. Ok...enough talk...now to the photos:

Washingon, D.C.

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Front of the White House

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Rear of the White House

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The Executive Office Building

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More of the Executive Office Building

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Ornamentation on the Executive Office Building

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It looks like the building of a million columns from this angle.

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One of the Smithsonian buildings

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Suntrust Bank Building

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More Suntrust Bank Building

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Even more of the Suntrust Bank Building

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Downtown Buildings

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Lincoln Memorial

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Library of Congress - unfortunately we missed the last tour of the day to view the main book room - but took pics through a window in a door.

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Library of Congress Again

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Inside the Library of Congress

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More of the lobby

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They were setting up for some kind of dinner for business leaders in the area while I was there.

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Skylight

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Looking up the stairs

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And the crappy view of the main room we got to see through the door...

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Capitol

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Here's the front - a new visitor's center is u/c there, so this was as close as I got

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Capitol Dome

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Interior of Capitol Dome

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Old Senate chamber

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Looking down the street

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Vietnam Memorial

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Department of Agriculture Building

Pope-Leighy House

Being the architecture buff I am, I dragged the family to see the Pope-Leighy house, a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house. Located near Mt. Vernon - which I went to but have uploaded pics of.

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Looking up the front walk

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The entire house is built out of horizontal cypress boards like this.

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The side

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Another angle

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Looking into the dining area through the window

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The living area - sorry this is kind of dark

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View through the front door

Rhode Island

We also visited the mansions in Newport. Keep in mind that these are summer homes which were used only 6-8 weeks each year

The Breakers

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Porch Detail

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The side

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The ocean side

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The terrace

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Terrace ceiling

Marble House

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The front

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Detail

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Japanese tea house out back

The Elms

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Front

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The back's not too shabby either

Boston

We were only in Boston for one day. All we saw was the USS Constitution, the aquarium, & the view from atop the Bunker Hill monument. My parking is expensive...$28 for 2 hours!

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And one last pic...looking over into Niagara Falls, Canada from the observation tower on the American side

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Thanks for the complements! It was a great vacation...only it was rushed. There was so much to see in just one week. It's hard to tour the entire city of D.C. in only 4 days. That's ok though - since my family used to live in the D.C./Richmond area, we take a trip down there every couple of years.

I'll have to remember the Rosenbaum House if I'm ever in the vicinity. I'm not well traveled in the soutern states, & the only state I've spent more than a couple days in is North Carolina. Actually I've been to NC 3 or 4 times, but one of those was to buy an overly expensive dining room set.

I'm hoping that maybe I can get to the Rosenbaum House on my way down to Florida at Chistmas or spring break, although it is a little out of the way.

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nice!

I was in Newport recently myself. The mansions...er.. cottages are fabulous!

Gotta be in good shape to climb the stairs at Bunker Hill, huh?

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Yea, & it was like 100 degrees inside at the top of the monument. All those ppl up there and heat that day did not make for a good combination. As nice as the view was, I was glad to get down.

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great pics man! dc is so friggin dense its unbelievable- i've never been to boston though. you take great pictures- keep it up.

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Thanks. I wish I could've spent more time exploring both cities...I saw all the tourist stuff while I was there, but I didn't really get the chance to explore the cities - at least to the extend I would've liked.

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