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Washington DC

Day 16 - 4th June 2012

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City Sights 

Part 1

White House, Monument and WWII & Lincoln Memorials

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We had a packed day touring as many of the main sites as we could - until Miche's shoes fell apart.

Miche outside the Treasury Department...
 






Our hotel was just a couple of blocks from the White House.

The less familiar north view, with its assortment of protesters outside...




Some protests were more popular than others...




Miche lining up a shot...




View from Lafayette Square...




The very animated President Jackson statue...




Strangely unsecretive Secret Service car...




More traditional views of the White House...













Washington Monument, which was closed while we were there (until 2014) due to an earthquake in 2011...










View of the Washington Monument from the World War II memorial...




Inscription at the World War II memorial...




Panoramic view...




Each state is represented with a column...




Someone had poignantly stuck this photo to the Ohio monument...







View of the Atlantic arch through the Pacific arch...







I had been looking forward to seeing the Lincoln memorial's reflection in the Reflecting Pool, but alas it had been drained for maintenance...




Miche outside the Lincoln Memorial...







Striking an Abe pose...




The man himself achieving it with rather more gravitas...











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Day 1 - Travel Day 2 - Everglades NP Day 3 - Florida Keys 
Day 4 - Biscayne NP Day 5 - Shark Valley Day 6 - Kayak & Boat
Day 7 - Fossil Hunting Day 8 - Manatees part 1 Day 9 - Manatees part 2
Day 10 - Memphis Day 11 - Memphis to Gatlinburg Day 12 - Dollywood
Day 13 - Cades Cove Day 14 - Mount LeConte Day 15 - Gatlinburg to DC
Day 16 - Washington Day 17 - Smithsonian