A Week In New York (1/8)


These pictures were taken during a week staying in Maryland and New York in November 2003.





The following morning after we arrived in New York we took the Amtrak train to Maryland to visit our friends Guy and Lynn. We had lunch with them in Baltimore and here they are standing by the harbour.








The next day we spent some time with them in Washington DC. This is a view of The White House and gardens.









I'd been to the top of the Washington Monument a few years ago, but this was Mark's first time. For those with a fascination for statistics it is 555' 5 1/8" high and the length of each side at the base is 55' 1½". This is a ratio of about 10 to 1 similar to the great Egyptian obelisks. Fundraising included asking other US states and cities to provide engraved stones for its construction. The design was approved in 1833 but was not completed and dedicated until 1885.







Views from the top of the monument were excellent because it was a clear warm and dry day. This is the Ellipse, a lawn in front of The White House.










This is the view along The Mall towards The Capitol showing many of the Smithsonian museums.








We visited the Smithsonian Museum of Flight and Space Exploration. This is a full size model of the Hubble Space Telescope.




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