"The United States Capital - Memorial City!!" Washington D.C. by jamiesno
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During a trip to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in February 2007 I decided to use some aeroplan miles to travel to Washington, DC, USA. I went by myself to check the place out and see what it was all about there.
I stayed at the Hostelling International location on 11th street or I should say I slept at the HI. I was walking most of my time there. I estimated over 14 miles that Saturday working to all the monuments.
It is hard to sum up my thoughts on Washington, DC but I felt the international significance of the city and its power over the rest of the world. After visiting the White House and later that day seeing the President's helicopter you could sense you were in the Capital of the United States.
Beyond it being the "capital" the rest of my thoughts where over somber and make you reflect. Putting the past president monuments to one side there are a lot of war memorials and I felt they had an affect on me. I personally do not agree with war and after seeing war memorial after war memorial and the Arlington Cemetary you get a sense of how many people have died and freedom is indeed not free.
I later went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and that was very sad and hard to comprehend.
Overall I am very happy I visited Washington besides those two overwhelming thoughts, it was clear the city is also vibrant, diverse, historic, intellectual and has great entertainment areas.
- In a nutshell:Definately a significant place to visit.
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Written Feb 24, 2007
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