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By | September 30, 2008 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 1 Comment

Apologies for the extended absence, readers.  I was on vacation in Washington, D.C. visiting with my British husband’s family.  (It’s a long story.)

This Canadian visited the White House1 Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and were surprised by the elegance of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial,2 entirely unexpected, on the way to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. We saw more statues than I can name.

We visited Annapolis where I bought a book on Paracelsus and another on women in classical mythology. We stopped in Mount Vernon and took in George Washington‘s estate.  (What’s with all the pineapples?)

Not merely confined to monuments and buildings, we also stopped in the United States Botanic Garden, where we saw this amazing Cthulhu plant.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum was ok, but they had little cardboard notices plastered all over the place advising that Pluto was no longer a real planet, just a “dwarf planet”.  Man, not only is that just plain wrong, it’s also, like, so so out of date.

My favourite part of the trip was our time spent in the National Gallery of Art.  The collections were quite good, and the lack of precaution taken was exhilarating.  Flash photography was permitted – almost encouraged! I could have licked a Botticelli, and the sparsely distributed guards would have been none the wiser.

I’ll gush more about the National Gallery tomorrow.  There was something delightfully unexpected that I’d like to share, and later I’ll let you in on a poorly kept secret of what else I’ve been up to…

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  1. No good protests going on that day, unfortunately. [back]
  2. Though Mrs Roosevelt looked rather disturbing.  For a number of reasons. [back]

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  1. Mechangel says:

    DC is a good city. My boyfriend’s family lives there, too.

    If/when you go back, check out the zoo. They have a great zoo…a lot of things were closed when I went, it being November, but the invertebrate house is great. There’s a very cute cuttlefish that seems to like inspecting people’s faces.

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