Washington, DC – I felt like I was walking through a history text book.
I have seen (and studied) so many legendary historical photographs taken in DC. The emotion captured made this trip all the more exciting. My favourite part of travelling is the people. The places are beautiful but the people bring it to life. However, the people cheering at inaugurations or marching outside the White House were not there and so walking through DC felt more like walking through a museum. It was a surreal experience and I have a lot to digest. For now this is just a snapshot of my day in Washington:
United States Capitol
I wondered what it would be like to stand out here with a crowd of thousands. What it would feel like.
National Post Museum (FREE)
This was the most interactive museum I’ve been to. Do I care about stamps much? No. Did I learn something and get good pics? Yass.
Ronald Reagan Building (FREE)
This building looks boujee but do not be fooled. Get through security and head to the food court! It has a selection of food choices for a good price, steps away from The White House and monuments. (It’s funny the difference food makes. I literally saw a different Washington after my burrito, it washed away my White House blues.)
Speaking of The White House…
The White House
I had a lot of feelings stood outside these gates. I think I would need more than 24 hours to put into words what I heard and saw. Maybe a full blog will come from it, who knows.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Albert Einstein Memorial
Abraham Lincoln Memorial
My favourite moment was standing exactly where Martin Luther King stood when delivering his ‘I have a dream’ speech. Thinking about how far we’ve come, yet how far we still have to go.
We stumbled across it. It looked like a vibe.
This is the closest to home I’ve felt in America. The buildings, houses, weather and pigeons were all contributing factors to this.
I’m glad I got the opportunity to explore the capital of the United States. It gave me a lot to think about.