Washington 4 – Monuments, Ben’s Chilli and the International Spy Museum
Now for some monuments! First up, the Lincoln Memorial
And inside a place to sit
Unfortunately the reflecting pool has dried up. I won’t make any parallels with the American economy…
And a couple of sombre reminders. The Korean War.
Our nation honors
our sons and daughters
who answered the call
to defend a country
they never knew
and a people
they never met
Freedom is not free…
Outside the Roosevelt memorial
And reflections in the water
Freedom. But then what about slavery?
Next we went up the Washington monument
The view west. The WWII memorial, the reflecting lake and lastly the Lincoln Memorial
East, the Mall, the Smithsonian museums to the left and right, and right in front, Capitol Hill
North, and a little white house.
After this was a quick visit to another Washington Landmark.
Now I know why its so easy to put on weight in the US. The food isn’t very healthy, but it sure taste good and is cheap!
Then to indulge in some covert espionage.
Unfortunately, no pictures allowed :(. It was quite an interesting visit where we even go to go on the ultimate spy game which involved spy cameras, opening a safe, hot wiring circuits and interrogating a witness. The darker side of democracy…