Thursday, December 01, 2016

Washington, D.C.

Union Station, Washington, D.C.

This morning we took the commuter train into Washington's Union Station. It's a train station in the grand old style. Really impressive! 

We spent a bit of time looking around the station until the National Gallery of Art was scheduled to open. From around 10 until 3 we were inside the National Gallery, where we saw various exhibits and explored the recently renovated East Building including its rooftop terrace. That will be the subject of another post. 

Model train display for Christmas.

The station's food court.

The entrance, decorated with Christmas wreathes.

The Capitol lit by morning and afternoon sunshine.

The sun shone beautifully all day until around 3:30, when it went behind a cloud. Above: morning sun from the esplanade (or whatever it's called) in front of the station.

The capitol after the sun went behind a cloud. Soon afterwards, we took the train back to Virginia.

The Washington Monument. 

1 comment:

Geri Saucier said...

What great pictures. Washington DC is my favorite city.