Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Washington DC

Last Sunday Gregg and I took a drive through Washington DC.  
We didn't take our normal route where we see all the usual famous landmarks, and it was really nice seeing a different part of the city.  We also drove through Bethesda, Maryland on our way home.

Below is a very large green Adirondack chair on the grounds of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts.  The chair could have been used on the set of Gulliver's Travels.  You can't really tell by this photo but I would have had to get a ladder to climb up to the actual seat as it stands 14 feet tall.  It was built by Ellington students as part of an art project and installed on the National Mall in 1996.  A donor later funded needed repairs to the wood and built a concrete pedestal for the chair several years ago.  Ellington's art students repaint the chair every year, always in green.

We came across a group of demonstrators opposite what we took to be the Syrian Embassy.  We were in a bit of a traffic jam and heard them chanting protests as we drove by.

This building is still officially the Bethesda Naval Hospital but we think it will become the Walter Reed Military Hospital within the next year or so.

Of course I had to take a photo of this sign.

We also drove by the Washington Cathedral but this is all I could get as on this side there were a lot of trees blocking its view.

I liked the look of this Pizzeria but no, we didn't stop.  This was just a drive-a-long ride today.