Washington, DC – A Magnificent City

Washington, DC – so many important things happen here in our nation’s capital.  This city is amazing, and this weekend there is a significant event occurring – Inauguration Weekend!

Oh, how I wish I was in Washington, DC for President Obama’s Inauguration this weekend.  First, congratulations…..Mr. President.  I’m so glad that you got a second term!  I’m proud of everything that you are trying to do, including gun control legislation and health care reform.

In this picture,  I am with the President in Las Vegas at Madame Tussaud’s – he looks so real, and I felt good to have my picture taken with him.

with President Barack Obama

with President Barack Obama

I must include some pictures of beautiful Washington, DC that I took in summer last year.

White House, Washington, DC

White House, Washington, DC

White House, Washington, DC

White House, Washington, DC

This will be the scene of many of the festivities, including some of the concerts

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC

This will be the venue of many important functions…..the Oath of Office just to name one

The Capitol, Washington, DC

The Capitol, Washington, DC

Here’s the Capitol taken from a different angle (near the Botanical Gardens) with two of my kids in the picture

The Capitol, Washington, DC

The Capitol, Washington, DC

Washington, DC is very picturesque

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

There are so many memorials, statues and other significant places to take pictures

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

World War Two Memorial

World War Two Memorial

The Smithsonian museums are definitely worth a visit

National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a very grand and breath-taking place – I just love the architecture!

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is really pretty when the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom, these pictures were taken at the Jefferson Memorial.

Cherry Blossoms, Washington, DC

Cherry Blossoms, Washington, DC

Cherry Blossoms, Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC

Cherry Blossoms, Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC

When I first moved to the USA, quite a number of years ago from England, I remember how the grandness of this magical city took my breath away when I first saw it after arriving at Union Station.

Union Station, Washington, DC

Union Station, Washington, DC

The beauty of DC is quite captivating – if you ever visit, you too will probably be mesmerized by the awesome architecture and the big grand white buildings – they are magnificent!

Of course since I lived in DC at that time, I had to attend the Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, my very favorite President of all time!

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton

I was so close to President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, but couldn’t quite have my picture taken with them, so this is the best that I could get (don’t really like my face at all on this picture)

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC

My friend’s employer had a private party to celebrate the Inauguration, and it overlooked the Parade Route

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC

Lastly, a picture of one of the many tents where fesitivities took place over three or four days along Washington Mall, near where all the Smithsonian Museums are

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC

Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Washington, DC

I remember that I went to the Mall area just about every day of the Inaugural festivities, and it was such an exciting time.  The Winans Brothers performed at one of the tents, and I remember there were many big celebrities performing at the Lincoln Memorial where I stood in the crowds of people watching Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and many more.  There was also a wonderful fireworks display.

I’m sure that Washington, DC is equally exciting this weekend, and I really wish I could have been there again to participate in the celebrations of another wonderful President.  Again, congratulations Mr. President!

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About luchanik

I love travel, and cruises, and exploring the world. I also like taking pictures, and treasuring those memories.

2 responses to “Washington, DC – A Magnificent City”

  1. Sartenada says :

    How wonderful post full loaded great photos. I did not know that there are so much art to be seen in Washington. Today, Monday, here in Finland Obama is in our TV also starting at 8:30 local time

    Happy Monday!

  2. luchaniktravel says :

    Thank you, Matti for commenting on my post – it is always wonderful to hear from you. There is so much to see in Washington, DC – it’s an amazing city, and looking at the architecture in DC is just like looking at art to me.

    Yes, today was an absolutely significant day for President Obama and for America – Inauguration Day, as well as Martin Luther King Day. I’m so glad that you got to see some of it all the way over there in Finland. I hope you had a great day, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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