6.22.2011

what a city...

My daughter has been in Washington D.C. for several weeks now.  The city has seduced her and now that I've visited, I can see why.  Fabulous architecture, great public transportation, some delicious food, quaint shops, charming homes, museums, monuments etc etc.  Two things that also stood out were how clean the city was and how friendly the people are.  Seriously, crazy friendly.  From the metro attendants to cashiers, wait staff and general passers by, I kind of felt like they were all drinking the happy kool aid. 

As usual, just sharing some shots I took on the trip.  You know I do love ceilings...





the details you just don't see anymore...



buildings and sculptures...




Then there was this.  I saw a lonely shoe as I went by in the bus, it just struck me...


Oh I cannot wait to go back in September.  Have you been?

21 comments:

Felicity said...

The one and only time I was in Washington D.C was as a young teen as a tourist on a whirlwind whistle-stop holiday of your marvelous country.

I must say that the two days spent there were amazing [or as my brother says I always pronounce it AH-mazing!] and I'd love to return one day. Shame the flight is so far from Oz to the US.

Thank you for sharing your tour, it's almost as good as if I were there and we enjoy the same things - my neck is constantly crooked to look at ceilings too.

Happy day!

xx Felicity

Pam said...

Great photos. Have I been to Washington D.C? Yes, 33 years ago as a 25 year old on her first trip overseas. Very hurried stop-over though, when there was the rest of your big country to see.

Stacey said...

Yup, i'm definitely going to DC this summer! Thanks for sharing these pics-such great architecture too! XX

vintch said...

oh my, how absolutely beautiful. i went on a gorgeous nighttime tour of d.c. a few years ago, and my dang camera wouldn't even turn on! there is truly so much beauty in the city, and you've captured it perfectly!

Nicole said...

I went in 1999 maybe, I know I was in high school because I spent a week there with FFA. It was amazing!

MJM said...

It's truly an amazing and beautiful place... And so much history ! I love it here.

Maria said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! And you captured it beautifully! I know the weather was a HUGE change for MJM from Seattle too!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

My in-laws live in DC and it is always a treat to visit. Love your blog and glad to have stumbled upon it.

angryparsnip said...

I so enjoyed my visit to Washington and I was amazed by the ceilings. I so agree with your assessment of he city and the people, Lovely !
My highlight was a private tour of the White House and our Christmas card that year had a picture of us standing in the Oval Office.
That is one trip I can never forget.

You get to go back in September ? you will be a local in no time !

cheers, parsnip

J said...

Have not been but would love to go. Amazing photos - thanks for sharing! j

Krystal said...

it is weird but i've always wanted to live there but have never been!

S and O said...

Whoa talk about awesome architecture!
That is a really beautiful city :D
Xoxo
Sarah

lisaroyhandbags said...

Your pics are gorgeous! What incredible architecture and I'm a ceiling kind of gal too. I've never been but I've recently heard such great things about it from a few people now. :)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i have never been but it looks amazing!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

quintessence said...

As usual I love all your observant shots - especially the ceilings!! I haven't been to Washington for years. Definitely time for a revisit!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh yeah, I know ALL those places very well. Beautiful pics.

DC is a gorgeous city, also not so gorgeous depending on the neighborhood. Friendly, yes, except when it isn't. It's a city of extremes.

Can't wait to see you here in September!

pamela said...

never been and someday hope to! great shots, as usual. people would love to have you on their vacations to get pictures like that!

Melissa Blake said...

YES! DC is one of my favorite cities! :)

bronwyn said...

Oh, how exciting! I've never been - it's quite far from California too. But I would love to someday. Hope you had a wonderful trip!

KR said...

It is a great place! Loved it! Thinking of a return trip with dad, when the weather cools a bit. Fabulous shots, as always! You should open a new Etsy shop, offering your wonderful photography!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I live an hour and a half south of DC and love every chance I get to go up there. Don't like driving around but on foot it is awesome. So glad you had a wonderful trip.