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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 […]
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. 🙂
Washington is on my list of must-see 😀
Nice to see the post. Usually I though Washington is a serious town. Good to live but to visit I always was more inclined to NYC. But I should visit Washington and decide 🙂
I haven’t been to Washington since I was about 9 years old, but this makes me want to go back!
What a comprehensive post..I was in NYC and planned to go to DC for the weekend but I changed my mind to watch a play…even today my husband is so pissed with me that I didn’t go to DC
Nice guide! I’ve only been to DC once as a kid but really want to go back as an adult to fully appreciate all the museums and history there!
Lovely post! I’ve never been in Washington, but this city is on my list of ‘must see’ one day! 🙂
Nice pictures. I am definately a sucker fr the gardens, tbh…
Sounds like a fun trip!
Washington is a very interesting city. I once had an internship in Maryland and spent most weekends in DC. I was a great summer. Even though I have visited times, I feel like I still have tons to see. Plus, there are memorials that were opened not many years ago. I would love to go back and visit the same places as you.
This post i really fascinating, i am gonna visit so many places in feature, and Washington is on my mind
Beautiful photos, so majestic and love reading your story!
I was surprised by how small and residential Washington felt when I visited it a few years back – I actually quite enjoyed the vibe after a few hectic days in NYC! The museums are amazing, my favourite is probably the Newseum (comes with the trade, haha!) but I was also so impressed with the Holocaust museum.
I don’t know if I’ll ever get to the USA again, let alone Washington. So it’s lovely to read about the things that are there. So much history.
washinton is dream of place to visit
thank you for sharing
Pretty good information with nice exploration ! completely guideful
Washington is packed to the brim of sights and things to do! My aunt lives here so I’m hoping to visit sooner rather than later and I’ll definitely keep some of these things in mind for when I go 🙂
Washington looks super interesting especially their museum..do they have a zoo….
Washington has always been one of my favorite cities. Loved this post!
Never been to Washiongton Dc. Do they have a zoo?
I used to live 30 minutes away from DC. I miss going to the museums, monuments and parks. Oh and the best part is watching the NBA game at the Verizon Center! Need to come back.
Sounds like you had a really good time here! Your pictures are amazing!
Hey, how’s it going?
I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!
In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.
Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all religions under the worship of one God.
Biblical prophecy tells us that this Jewish Messiah who will take the stage will be the antichrist “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). For a time he will bring about a false peace, but “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15)…then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).
More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it. Revelation 13:11-18 tells us that a false prophet will arise on the world scene doing miracles before men, deceiving them to receive this Mark. Do not be deceived! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!
“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).
People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.
Visit http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM to see proof for these things and why the Bible truly is the word of God!
If you haven’t already, it is time to seek God with all your heart. Jesus loves you more than you could imagine. He wants to have a relationship with you and redeem you from your sins. Turn to Him and repent while there is still hope! This is forever…God bless!
“EITHER HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ULTIMATELY OWES ITS ORIGIN TO MINDLESS MATTER OR THERE IS A CREATOR…” – JOHN LENNOX
We all know God exists. Why? Because without Him, we couldn’t prove anything at all. Do we live our lives as if we cannot know anything? No. So why is God necessary? In order to know anything for certain, you would have to know everything, or have revelation from somebody who does. Who is capable of knowing everything? God. So to know anything, you would have to be God, or know God.
A worldview without God cannot account for the uniformity and intelligibility of nature. And why is it that we can even reason that God is the best explanation for this if there is no God? We are given reason to know or reject God, but never to know that He does not exist.
It has been calculated by Roger Penrose that the odds of the initial conditions for the big bang to produce the universe that we see to be a number so big, that we could put a zero on every particle in the universe, and even that would not be enough to use every zero. What are the odds that God created the universe? Odds are no such thing. Who of you would gamble your life on one coin flip?
Is there evidence that the Bible is the truth? Yes. Did you know that the creation accounts listed in the book of Genesis are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? That the Bible doesn’t say the Earth was formed in six 24-hour days but rather six long but finite periods of time? That the Bible makes 10 times more creation claims than all major “holy” books combined with no contradictions, while these other books have errors in them? The Bible stood alone by concurring with the big bang saying, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1); and says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things. Watch a potential life-changing video on the front page of http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM with Astronomer(PhD) Hugh Ross explaining all these facts based on published scientific data. He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists.
Jesus fulfilled more than 300 Messianic prophecies concerning His birth place, details of His life, His mission, His nature, His death, and His resurrection. He came to pay a debt that we could not, to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him, through faith, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus says if we wish to enter into life to keep the commands! The two greatest commands are to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and your neighbor as yourself. All the law hang on these commands. We must be born of and lead by the Holy Spirit, to be called children of God, to inherit the kingdom. If we are willing to humble ourselves in prayer to Jesus, to confess and forsake our sins, He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking of Him; giving us a new heart, leading us into all truth!
Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin. The everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels due to disobedience to God’s law. If we do the same, what makes us any different than the devil? Jesus says unless we repent, we shall perish. We must walk in the Spirit, producing fruits of love and forgiveness, so we may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh being hatred, fornication, drunkenness and the like. Whoever practices such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:16-26). If we sin, we may come before Jesus to ask for forgiveness (1 John 2:1-2). Evil thoughts are not sins, but rather temptations. It is not until these thoughts conceive and give birth by our hearts desire that they become sin (James 1:12-15). When we sin, we become in the likeness of the devil’s image, for he who sins is of the devil (1 John 3:8); but if we obey Jesus, in the image of God. For without holiness, we shall not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
The oldest religion in the world is holiness (James 1:27). What religion did Adam and Eve follow before the fall? Jesus, Who became the last Adam, what religion does He follow? Is He not holy? He never told us to follow any religion or denomination but to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him (Luke 9:23). There are many false doctrines being taught leading people astray. This is why we need the Holy Spirit for discernment. Unlike religion, holiness cannot be created. It is given to us from above by the baptism of the Spirit. Jesus is more than a religion; He is about having a personal relationship with the Father. Start by reading the Gospel of Matthew, to hear the words of God, to know His character and commandments. Follow and obey Jesus, for He is the way, the truth, and the life!
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