Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nation's Capital

I've been missing in action lately. This summer has been so busy!
We just got back from Washington, D.C. We had a convention to attend. I may post about that on another post. Met some very interesting speakers.

We did get in a little site seeing while we were there. We've been to D.C. many, many times and have seen a lot of the wonderful historic sites. I used to do two shows there each year when I was painting.
I thought I'd share a few pics with you.




I love going to the historical sites and walking where our forefathers have walked. This is one city rich in the history of our great country.



We had never been to the Washington National Cathedral before and it was on our list this time.

AMAZING piece of architecture. Sooooo huge!









I took this pic for those of you who do needle work. A local group of ladies stitched this kneeling cushions.



Lots of stained glass.




It took 70 some years to be completed. Funding was a factor.








We drove by Arlington.


The Naval Observatory





The access to the White House is more difficult than it used to be. That is such a shame, since it's the people's house. It is understandable though.

Years ago we took a tour of the White House. I don't know if they still allow those or not.

We took this shot from quite a distance in a moving car. Not so good!



I'll be posting more of the trip soon!


Hope you're having a good week!


11 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great pictures! I love going there, never enough time to see everything!

Katherine

Shelia said...

OH, I'm sure you had a great time in D.C.! You've taken some great shots! We love D.C. too! We've tour the cathedral too and isn't it amazing? My sister in law lives in Maryland and she said the next time we come to visit we will attend a church service there! Cool.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hey Girlfriend,
So glad to hear you had a great time in D.C. I love your pics and have visited all those spots too. I simply love the National Cathedral.
We had a great time on our vacation too and I will be back in the studio tomorrow ready to create.
Thank you for stopping by. So great to see you. I know you are busy getting ready for Michigan company. Have a great time. Glad to hear you are a bit cooler. We sure need rain. It was 106 today and no end in sight.


Hugs, Celestina Marie

Entertaining Women said...

I agree. We took tours of the White House as children and young adults. I've actually stood in the china room...never forgot it. Sad that I'll probably not be able to share the people's house with my grandsons. Thank you for sharing your trip to DC with us. Cherry Kay

Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I visited there many years ago and found it fascinating. Your photos remind me what a great place D.C. is. Have a great weekend! Shannon

Sweet Meanderings said...

It looks like you had a great time! It's been many years since I was there and I'd like to go again. We were there over a week but there were still so many things we missed. I loved seeing your pictures!
Candy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

Ohhh...it looks like you had a wonderful time in Washington DC! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us. The cathedral truly is magnificent. I would love to see it in person. I have only been in DC one time...and that was just a stopping point at the airport. Oh yes...I would love to visit our great nation's capitol!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my french studio today. I sooo enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari

Marlis said...

That looks like it was a lovely trip. I love DC. It's sad that they have restricted access to the white house. Maybe one day that will change. Love the photos of the cathedral, haven't made that stop but certainly will next time. xo marlis

sharon said...

Looks like you had a great time. I have not visited the cathedral but it looks lovely. Will be on my list to visit.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Looks like you have had a busy summer!
Love the pics and I love history just like you and so enjoyed seeing the capital!
Cindy

Nancy said...

Oh the cupcakes look so yummy! The van IS adorable.
I have always wanted to go to D.C. Sounds like you have a wonderful trip!

Nancy