Friday, February 11, 2011

After the Postal Museum

After we went to the museum, we did a little exploring, had dinner, and then went to take some night shots around town.

The US Capitol catches the late afternoon sun.

A visit to Scott Circle, where we found a statue of (not surprisingly) a guy named Scott .... General Winfield Scott to be exact.  Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army," he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history and many historians rate him the ablest American commander of his time, serving from the War of 1812 to the early years of the Civil War.

No circle in DC worth its salt has only one statue!  Also found at Scott Circle.....

...gee, did you guess?  It is Daniel Webster, a great statesman in the early-mid 1850s, and a lawyer whose cases before the Supreme Court set several significant precedents.

Also ....

.... there was a statue of Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (10 April 1755[1] – 2 July 1843), a German physician, known for creating an alternative form of medicine called homeopathy.  Why he is so honored by a statue in Scott Circle, we don't know.

Later, we had dinner in the famous hotel called Tabard Inn.  Here is a picture of the warm, cozy waiting area.  It's not great, and we didn't get a picture from the outside or in the dining room, but you get the idea.

After dinner we went to the Mall to see some of the monuments lit up at night.  For fun, we took a few pictures.

The plaza of the WWII Memorial with the Lincoln Memorial in the background.

Soldier statues at the Korean War Memorial

The famous wall of etched faces, also at the Korean War Museum.  At this point we were far too cold to keep going so headed home.

Admittedly our night time photos aren't the greatest, but we enjoy giving it a go. 

So started the 2011 installment of our DC adventures. Stay tuned to see what we discover next.

1 comment:

CallinaP said...

absolutely love the monuments at night - beautiful!