Another beautiful ceiling in the visitors center.
Understandably, security is tight. You sure didn't want to attract the attention of the guy on the left.
The original Wonder Woman costume for Amelia Brooks, who loves Wonder Woman.
I liked the juxtaposition of the Washington Monument, build in the mid 1800s, against the more modern architecture of the African American Museum.
When he got back to the main floor, we went to the top three floors, which was a fabulous history of black pop culture--literature, art, music, sports. I thoroughly enjoyed this part of the museum. I took this picture for Aaron, who at one point had his room decorated with all things Michael Jordan.
And when we got back to the main floor we were in the midst of a heavy thunderstorm and had to buy rain ponchos from the gift shop.
We toured the Pentagon on Friday.
An interesting side note is that there is a room dedicated to those who died in the 9/11 attack. There is a plaque dedicated to a man who worked in the Pentagon. Apparently he was a workaholic, and his family and coworkers told him he needed to take a vacation. So he did. His office was the site of the direct hit on the Pentagon. But he wasn't there. Instead he was on one of the planes that hit the Trade Center. There is a plaque dedicated to him in NYC as well. The irony...
We enjoyed dinner at Union Station, and then walked to the West Side of the Capitol. It was so pleasant, and there were very few tourists. It seemed amazing to be in the place where recent presidents have been inaugurated.