Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Day DC Scenes. . .

This past Sunday, my wife, Laura, and I took a day trip down to our nation's capital. We tramped many a mile on our little sightseeing soiree, no doubt shedding a few pounds along the way. It was a beautiful spring day. . .
Here are just a few of the sights we saw along the way.

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Ford's Theater. . .where our Sixteenth President spoke his final words:
"They won't think nothing of it."
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The Peterson Home. . .where Lincoln spent his final hours. Schuylkill County native, and First Defender John Weaver was one of the six soldiers who carried Lincoln across the street from Ford's to the Peterson Home.
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A sprightly young Alexander Hamilton saunters his way out of the Treasury Building. . .
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The Lee & Blair Houses. . .
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Monuments to Heroes of the American Revolution surround Lafayette Park. . .
where Dan Sickles shot down young Philip Barton Key.
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Old Hickory
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The Daniel Webster Monument on Massachusetts Avenue. . .one of the coolest monuments in the city.
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Old Fuss-n-Feathers Winfield Scott
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General James Birdseye McPherson
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General George Thomas
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4 comments:

FortyRounder said...

Excellent photos.

Chris Evans said...

Great photos! That's some heavy duty hitters represented in the statues. Did you make sure Grant was still in front of the capital?
Thanks for posting,
Chris

John David Hoptak said...

FortyRounder and Chris. . .Thanks.

Grant's still there, Chris, in front of the Capitol, next to General Garfield.

Vinita said...

Nice shots. guess your weekend must have been splendid.