National Air and Space Museum from the Back

Most might be familiar with the National Air and Space Museum as it looks from the front. The tall glass windows. The sharp, pointy sculpture. But from the back, the building is inverted. Rather than the glass, it’s the marble…

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The Lesser Known District of Columbia War Memorial

Few know about the District of Columbia War Memorial. It’s not on the regular tour of memorials near the National Mall. It’s not big and out there. It hides away in the trees. So if you blink as you walk from the Lincoln Memorial…

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Jefferson Memorial from Across the Tidal Basin

The Jefferson Memorial is one of the less accessible monuments in Washington, DC. It looks out over the Tidal Basin. Cherry trees line the walk around the basin, making it bright with pink blossoms in the spring. It looks like…

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Gallery at Union Station

Union Station is one of several stations in Washington, DC, that serve as transportation hubs. Like other “union” stations, several train companies together built the station as a shared terminal. Today, Union Station serves Amtrak, MARC, VRE, and Metro (Red line) trains. It’s easy to…

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National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian’s American History Museum focuses on the history of the United States. When I went there, it focused mostly on the Atlantic seaboard. I’m from Texas, so I was disappointed by its portrayal of the Southwest, but I still enjoyed the trip. The building isn’t…

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