Travel Tales and Pictures

Travel Stories and Photographs by John.

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Washington DC - At Christmas

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The White House

Catherine and I took vacation time and went to see Washington DC at Christmas using free air miles from Southwest airlines. I have been to Washington DC many times on business and for pleasure and Catherine visited there once without me, but we had never been there together.

The United States Capital Building


You can see the "People's Tree" in front of the Capital Building.



Union Station Washington DC



Union Station Washington DC - Replica of the Liberty Bell


Christmas tree inside the Union Station


Memorial to Amtrak crews that lost their lives



This memorial inside the Union Station in Washington DC includes the name of my Uncle Ernest L. Russ. I knew him as Uncle Rascal. His name is third on the far right hand column.
The United States Capital Building at Night


Korean War Veterans Memorial



Christmas Tree outside the White House


The White House


Arlington National Cemetery - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier




Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier



Thomas Jefferson National Memorial



Thomas Jefferson National Memorial


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The White House

If you would like to see more pictures from our trip to Washington, DC, please check out: Washington DC - Part II.
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7 Comments:

Anonymous BoJo said...

Enjoyed the Washington, DC pictures. We lived in Washington DC for 5 years and Christmas down town was magical. We visited the Mall and The White House area several times each Christmas. Thanks for bringing back great memories. BoJo

December 18, 2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Vic Grace said...

Nic pictures. I sat just about on the same spot as your wife at Lincoln's memorial in 1969.

December 20, 2006 7:55 PM  
Blogger Gil Mtz said...

Excelentes fotos....Feliz navidad...

December 23, 2006 7:20 AM  
Blogger Zachary said...

really nice pics, hope i can visit some day

December 23, 2006 5:23 PM  
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December 24, 2006 2:42 AM  
Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Ciao John! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!

December 24, 2006 8:06 AM  
Blogger GMG said...

Hi John, Merry Xmas.
Beautiful DC photos!
I've been there for 9 times, but took pictures only in 3 of them... I posted some of Rock Creek, Kalorama and Woodley Parks at http://blogtrotta.blogspot.com/2005/12/washington-dc-after-911.html
I'll be posting the 1983 and 1984 photos at «Blogtrotter revival - the 80's», but they don't compare with yours...

December 25, 2006 12:15 PM  

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