One of the things I wanted to do while visiting Maryland was to go to The Mall in DC. I walked into the Wheaton Metro and it all began to feel familiar again. I had my Smart Trip card from last year with money on it, so I was all set and just needed to check for the balance on the card.
|Red Line to Shady Grove|
The weather was a bit warm and humid but otherwise a nice day. I met Holly outside the Museum, which happens to be right beside the Canadian Embassy.
|Rotunda the Canadian Embassy|
|Gotta love that Coat of Arms|
|Freedoms in the US Constitution|
|Entrance to the Newseum|
After you enter, they direct you to the bottom floor where there is an orientation video you can watch. Here they also have a few sections of the Berlin Wall as well as Checkpoint Charley.
|Sign that was in Berlin at the border.|
|Check Point Charley|
|Check Point Charley from the top|
|Close up of the Berlin Wall|
|Check Point Charley and Berlin wall exhibit|
|Hall where all the newspapers were.|
|Part of the communications antennae that was on the World Trade Center|
It is a bit expensive to go to the Newseum, but we did spend about 4+ hours wandering through the various levels. There was a memorial to the journalists who have lost their lives doing their work. They had an exhibit of the Pulitzer Prize photos along with a video of what the circumstances were that prompted the photographer to take those pictures. There are a couple of interactive sections. It was a good visit, but I have to say, I felt very inundated by US history.
|Lincoln Memorial and WW2 Memorial|