Saturday, August 1, 2009

Washington D.C. Smithsonian Museums

Jeff and I went to almost all the Smithsonian Museums while we were visiting D.C. Some were well worth it and some were nice to say we went anyways. We went to the National Archives (Declaration, Bill of Rights...), Natural History Museum, Air and Space Museum, The Holocaust Museum, and The National Art Museum.
Declaration of Independence
This was so not worth much of a history fan that I am. We waited about 2 hours in the blazing hot sun to get into a building where it was a maze to get to the exhibit, then we waited some more behind velvet ropes while another group was looking at the exhibits. When we finally got in, it was super dark to preserve the papers. We couldn't' use flash photography so our pictures all turned out bad, except the one above, and the papers were very faded. I was pretty bummed.

Romulus and Remus
Famous statue...I think it it called The Dancer...
I'm thinking...a model of The Thinker

Van Gough's self portrait

Jeff knows way more about the Air and Space Museum than I could imagine. He took tons of pictures but I don't know anything about the planes so I only posted a few. I believe this one is the awesome plane that Hitler built that if he built more could have won the war....interesting fact, according to Jeff.

Replica of a WWI bunker

Charles Lindbergh's plane, The Spirit of Saint Louis
The Hope Diamond
Replica of a Blue Whale
Easter Island Head....Dumb dumb give me gum gum


  1. You saw so much cool stuff. Did you guys take official tours?

  2. No we didn't take any official tours. We did it all on our own. Might of been easier to do it with a tour bus though, there was a lot of walking!