More from Washington DC with the Colorado Traveling Ducks

Today we are still writing about Washington D.C.   Again, there is so much here.   This memorial honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.   He, like Gandhi, believed in peaceful protest.

Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King

Millions of people followed Dr. King in this peaceful protest.   As a result, Congress passed the Civil Rights Laws.   This says Out of the Mountain of Despair, A Stone of Hope.

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Here is a view of the Jefferson Memorial from Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, across the Tidal Basin.

Jefferson Monument from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr monument

Jefferson Monument from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr monument

A statue of Jefferson is inside the memorial.

Statue of Thomas Jefferson

Statue of Thomas Jefferson

We bought tickets for the Big Bus Tours.

Big Bus Tours in Washington D.C.

Big Bus Tours in Washington D.C.

Our driver didn’t seem to follow the advertised route and did not tell us where we were going, but we went to Arlington Cemetery.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington is the largest National Cemetery in the United States.   This arch caught our attention.

At Arlington NationalCemetery

At Arlington National Cemetery

Seeing so many neat, orderly tombstones is a very moving experience.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

It is true that we love all the monuments, but we Colorado Traveling Ducks want to know about everything.   So, here we are at George Washington University.

We are learning at Georgetown University

We are learning at George Washington University

We stayed in this area so we visited the university often.

We visited Union Station train station.   Such a beautiful, old building.

Inside Union Station

Inside Union Station

In front of the train station, this statue recognizes Christopher Columbus.

Statue recognizing Columbus's arrival in the New World

Statue recognizing Columbus’s arrival in the New World

The ball on the top represents Columbus realizing that the world is round, not flat.   The old man represents the Old World and the young man represents the New World.   The explorer, of course, is Christopher Columbus.

We then took a night tour of Washington DC.

Washington DC night tour

Washington DC night tour.   US Capitol Building

This was better as there was a narrative to tell us what we were seeing and give us a little history about the area.   The bus tour we continued the following day was also very good.   We liked the Washington Monument at night.

Washington Monument at night

Washington Monument at night

And, no tour of Washington DC would be complete without a photo of the White House.

White House and south lawn

White House and south lawn

Of course, the White House is the home of the president of the United States of America.   We did not take this photo, it was available, free, online.   We did like this photo better than the ones we took, and we wanted to show you the best.   Washington D.C. has so much to see.   There just is not enough time to explore everywhere.

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