Tag: WashingtonDC

Income Inequality

Early Navigation Map

At the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space in Washington, D.C. there is a this early navigation map that leads into the exhibit about navigation and using Global Positioning for navigation.  I really enjoy looking at old maps to see how the creator perceived the area  in which they were mapping to see the difference …

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Washington’s NFL Team Changes Name

James Bond 007 Spy Car

Displayed near the front door of the International Spy museum in Washington D.C. is a James Bond 007 car. This sweet little sports car shows off the technology to help Bond evade some bad guys.

Happy 4th of July American Independence Day

This year in recognition of the 4th of July, the day Americans celebrate when America got its independence from the British in 1776, I decided to simply post an image of the American flag that was displayed and waving so proudly at the United States Capitol Building.  Happy 4th of July fellow Americans.  Be safe, …

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Sights Around Lafayette Square

Walking around Lafayette Square in front of the White House here are a few of the things you can see. First you can see the front of the White House with the Washington Monument in the background. Next you can see an Equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson. The statue depicts Andrew Jackson, the general who …

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The Spirit of St. Louis

Hanging high in the Smithsonian National Air and Space museum is the Spirit of St. Louis.  This plane is best known for being flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to London on May 20-21st, 1927.

International Spy Museum Mechanical Dragonfly

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a mechanical dragonfly that could be used to listen to conversations or take photos without being detected.

International Spy Museum Micro Camera

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a micro camera.

The United States National Archives

Went to the United States National Archives to see the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.  I wanted to take a photo of the Constitution, however when I got there they had signs up stating no photography.  After inquiring why they informed me it is because the light affects the actual …

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The Viking Lander at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space located in Washington D.C. is the host to many free exhibits that are the culmination of different major events throughout history for both flight and space travel.  The Viking Lander shown here is one of those exhibits.  The Viking Lander is best known for being the first U.S. …

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International Spy Museum Army Cipher Device

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting an Army cipher device.

The Wright Brothers at the Smithsonian

At the Smithsonian museum of air and space is an exhibit featuring the Orville and Wilbur Wright.  The Wright brothers exhibit features the aircraft in which they first flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and the vertical four-cylinder engine that powered their aircraft.

International Spy Museum Hidden Shoe Compartment

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a hidden compartment in the heal of a shoe.

The United States Supreme Court

United States Capital Building

Walking around the Capital Building in Washington D.C. I was able to take one of my favorite photos.

The Great Seal of the United States

Andrew Jackson Downing Urn