“Pic of the Week”. February 15, 2013. Sunset, National Mall, Washington D.C.

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Washington, D.C. is a fascinating place to visit with millions of things to see and do.  You can’t possibly experience it all in one visit, or two, or ever.  From the vast treasures of the Smithsonian to its historic monuments, you’ll never have a dull moment in D.C. (unless you end up talking to politicians or lobbyists).

This photo was taken as we were beginning an evening tour of the city to enjoy the lights on such sites as the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials.  As we were starting the tour the bus drove in front of the Capitol Building, between it and its Reflecting Pool.   This photo was quickly snapped from a slowly rolling bus and captures the Ulysses S. Grant statue …

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Washington D.C. — Our National Treasures

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I am not a fan of politics or most politicians.  For years the political mess I’d see in Washington D.C. literally kept me from wanting to visit the city — perhaps for fear some of the mess would rub off on me.  Still, as a patriotic citizen I felt compelled to visit our National Capitol someday and see its well-known landmarks — highlighted so often on television and in films such asNational Treasure.  When a major medical meeting I wanted to attend held its annual conference in D.C. it finally seemed an appropriate time for a visit.  And I’m glad we finally went.

Washington D.C. is a great and world class city that’s well worth a visit (or two).  I can’t think of any city in …

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