Washington, May 2008 − Travels − Captain Tom

Washington, May 2008

Stephan comes for a visit from Mexico City. I expected to have his whole family with me but his wife Christine was not able to come with the little one due to a serious but fortunately temporary sickness.

First Day

We started sightseeing in the city. Weather was so so and we walked around and did program almost as ususal.

Times Square of course is the starting point
Passing Rockefeller Center
Walking into Central Park watching interestingly shaped police officers
Coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
On the way back we walk into FAO Schwarz
Then we pass the Museum of Modern Art and realize that the long line is for the free Friday Museum Night. So we get into the Museum and are amazed by both the building with it's interesting architecture and the exhibits.
Waiting in line for free tickets
Open spaces
Famous Painting
The intensive yellow light in one hallway removes any other color. Everything is black an yellow
Second Day

Next day we visit first the Statue of Liberty. The weather is still not great but ok.

Nice boat in the harbor
Then we go through the Holland Tunnel to Manhattan
We continue the sightseeing with Grand Central Station
We see the Chrysler Building
Tom still likes the city
World Trade Center/Ground Zero
And of course Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center
Times Square on the evening
Third Day

Next day we decide to go to Washington. The weather is supposed to be very nice and in this case the weather forecast was right.

Washington comes closer
We can see the Capitol from where we park the car
Tom needs to take pictures
White House
Stephan was there
We walk down to the National Mall towards Lincoln Memorial
Nice view to the Washington Monument
Vietnam War Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
View from Lincoln Memorial towards Washington Memorial and Captiol. The view goes over the reflecting pool.
Stephan and Tom having a short break at the Lincoln Memorial stairs
World War II memorial
Washington Monument
View back to World War II memorial, Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial
Smithsonian Institute
Military Equipment on display
The Capitol
Fourth Day

The last day of the visit we spend in a mall and then we have a farewell view from Liberty State Park to Manhattan

Panorama of Manhattan