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USA 2019 – 17 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

The renowned Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum, education, and research complex in the world, featuring a jaw dropping network of about 23 cultural institutions that run the gamut of museums, galleries and even a zoo. It was now my… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 14 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

There’s nothing more disappointing than finding your most eagerly anticipated tourist sight or experience covered in scaffolding and men at work signs. This then is exactly what awaited me as I, who suffers from a life long love and admiration… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 13 Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

My third day in Washington D.C. started out with grey clouds and a sprinkling of rain. Early breakfast at the hotel done, and underground Metro successfully navigated, I walked across the National Mall and up the stairs to stand in… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 08 Pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC (2019-10-26)

So having spent the previous afternoon happily exploring the area around the national mall, taking in architecture, statues and so, so many memorials, I changed the pace a little the next morning and headed out northwest via Washington D.C.’s relatively… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 04 The Memorials and Museums of the National Mall in Washington DC (2019-10-25)

If you are a history buff, enjoy grandiose memorials and monuments, or simply love absorbing knowledge wherever you go, then there is simply no finer American location for this than Washington D.C.’s incredible National Mall, the giant landscaped park area… Continue Reading →

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