I walked through to the Martin Luther King memorial
and on through to the National Mall. I could see the Jefferson Memorial across the other side of the Tidal Basin.
I walked from the Washington Monument to 20th and G Street to visit a textile exhibition. The museum turned out to be on 21st Street.
The exhibition on show was called Inspiring Beauty: Fifty Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. This cocktail dress was designed by Tillman Grawe for
In the evening I found a fantastic Italian restaurant just around the corner from where I was staying.
On Sunday morning I got up early-ish and took a taxi to the Arlington National Cemetery. I was hoping that by being there early (9.30am) I would beat the crowds.
Beat the crowds! Not a bit of it! There were people everywhere.
I could see the Air Force Memorial from the other side.
The cemetery was beautifully laid out and well looked after.
I watched the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
I walked up to Arlington House and looked down onto Washington.
Then I visited the Post Office Museum. Roger would have enjoyed this.
I walked to the Capitol Building.
It was getting really hot by now and there were thousands of people. It was Sunday afternoon, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Spring Break and there were queues everywhere.
The Trump Hotel
I left the National Mall area and took the Metro to Dupont Circle. My guidebook had a walk around the Embassy District where of course there were more beautiful buildings and amazingly diffeent style of architecture.
The Irish Embassy
The walk ended at the Phillips Collection which was a gallery of modern art. I took yet another Uber taxi back to the apartment for a rest.
In the early evening I found a Mexican restaurant where I got the last seat in the house before walking back to the Capitol Building and National Mall to see the various buildings lit up by the setting sun and then the floodlights.
On Monday morning I packed ready to leave for home and leaving the luggage at the apartment took the Metro to Capitol Hill.
I walked down to the Botanic Garden which turned out to be housed in a giant glass house. Not the best place to visit on an exceedingly hot day!
I collected my luggage - got yet another taxi and went to the airport. My journey home was uneventful and I managed to catch up on three films - Doctor Strange, You've Got Mail and Rogue One. I'm not sure how many times I've seen You've Got Mail!
I hope you have enjoyed travelling with me. I have loved sharing just a few of my photos.
Thanks for stopping by.