An Ionian seaside town, Avola is a mix of old and new. The town focuses heavily on the sea, with its history as a tuna fishing port. Today, the remains of the Vecchia Tonnara at the wharf are a stone backdrop to the sandy beaches. Avola dates back to a pre-Greek people called the Sicani.…
Early fall in 2015 I have spent in the East cost of USA, visiting New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Each of those cities impressed me in a different way as each ofg them holds the unique atmosphere.
Washington for example is a grid with many wide avenues.
The signing of the Residence Act in 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast. The U.S. Constitution followed soon and the city was named in honor of first US President George Washington. Hence the Washington Monument – the obelisk on the National Mall, as the world’s tallest obelisk (169 m).
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall .
The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the Washington, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court.
As the city hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as is the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations, the entire feeling is much posh and less dazzling than some other US cities.
Even the bus station seems impressive.
Part of the National Mall is interesting to see World War ll Memorial with the all 3 ocean side’s built: Pacific, Atlantic and Indian (depends on the fronts and names of people killed).
The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson (18th century), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers as the main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park. It is called the Stone of Hope and it is representing granite statue of Civil Rights Movements.
The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch of the USA. It sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
During my visiti there were some cionist protests.
Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall too. Many of them are part of the Smithsonian Institution, being for free as Smithsoinian was the collectionist, founder and benefactor.
So I gave myself dedicated time to this as the museums were really impressive and ofcourse, I never managed to visit them all.
My first stop was National Museum of American History and Culture where I learned a lot about Indigoneus people of America and the first formers of USA fighting against british domination, slavery in Civil War in 18th century and emancipation of women.
The next stop was American Natural History Museum. Maybe the only better natural history museum I saw was in Vienna, Austria. But if.
This one gives the entire historical development of animals and plants through the ages of the development of american continenet as well as their spread through the climate environment and survival.
The rfly terrarium… Unfortunately they were flying constantly around so I couldn’t capture not one properly… 🙂
The Botanic Gardens were humid a lot. But smelly on tropical flowers 🙂
I liked the presentation of picking and processing three main plant cultures: cotton, tea and cocoa:
And the secret life of roots…
The Natural American History Museum kinda captures both Americas and the dead civilisations. The girl who once lived in Chile and travelled South America, visiting Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil couldn’t be more entusiastic about this!
The last one I visited was the Air Space Museum about the NASA. Of course. 🙂