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Old Posted Nov 19, 2017, 2:04 AM
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Washington D.C. and Loads More!

So, about a month ago I went to DC and took the long way getting there from Pittsburgh, so these are photos from that trip.


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First off, the incredible 1814 Cassellman Bridge along the National Road in Western MD.

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1820's barn near Hagerstown, MD

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Mercersburg Academy Chapel back in PA

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Log Cabin President Buchanan was born in, Mercersburg, PA

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1811 Zion Reformed Church in Chambersburg, PA

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Downtown Chambersburg Civil War Memorial Fountain. This was the only northern town burned down by the Confederacy during the war.

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Gettysburg National Military Park, about 40 minutes east of Chambersburg.

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Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Cemetery, where Abraham Lincoln said the Gettysburg Address.

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Devils Den on the battlefield

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Gettysburg

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Still in Gettysburg

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1812 Royer Niccodemus House in Waynesboro, PA

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Wayensboro, PA City Hall

Now to the D.C. area

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Stone House, Manassas National Battlefield

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Manassas National Battlefield the next day

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The Stone House again, which served as a make shift hospital during both the First and Second Battles of Manassas/Bull Run

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The Stone Bridge, Manassas National Battlefield

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The National Air and Space Museum, which is just north of the battlefield

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The Enola Gay, pretty sobering experience standing in front of that plane.

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The Apollo Spacecraft that held Buzz Aldrean and Neil Armstrong being restored.

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1799 Octagon House in D.C. now.

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Georgetown along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

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Georgetown

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Georgetown

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Georgetown

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In front of Georgetown University

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Georgetown University

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Georgetown

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Still in Georgetown

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Looking over to Arlington from the top of a roof in Georgetown.

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Georgetown

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Now leaving Georgetown and looking down Massachusetts Avenue from Union Station

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Library of Congress

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Library of Congress still

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Bruins Slave Jail in Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria

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1724 Ramsay House in Alexandria

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Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria

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1752 Carlyle House, Alexandria

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Back to Georgetown University

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Georgetown

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The National Cathedral

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At the top of the National Cathedral

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Arlington as viewed from the top of the Cathedral

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St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, just down the street from the National Cathedral

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St. John Russian Orthodox Church

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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Union Station

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The Capitol Dome

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The old Senate Chamber inside the Capitol

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Islamic Center of D.C.

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Islamic Center of Washington, DC

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The Smithsonian Castle

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Fords Theater

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Leaving DC and heading back to Pittsburgh

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Monocacy National Battlefield south of Frederick, MD

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One of the few buildings left from Le'Hermitage Slave Village, also located at the Monocacy National Battlefield, once one of the largest slave plantations in the U.S.

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Frederick, MD

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Burkettsville, MD

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Cramptons Gap on the way to Antietam National Battlefield.

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Antietam National Battlefield

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Burnsides Bridge, Antietam

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Bloody Lane, where 5,500 soldiers were killed or wounded within one three hour period.

Then finally I ended this four day trip in beautiful Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where one of the major precursory events that lead to the Civil Happened in 1859, with John Browns Raid.

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Next week I'll be going to the historic triangle of Virginia, so look out for that thread...

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Nice pictures!

You would also be interested in Carlisle, PA. There was a Civil War skirmish there after the Confederates marched into town. The old courthouse has pockmarks from the artillery shells.

I haven't been to Georgetown in about 15 years, so I don't remember what it looks like, but I can see the natural similarities with Alexandria (and even a little bit of Annapolis).

I'm surprised that you only have one picture of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. It's a huge church, and even some of the basement chapels are noteworthy in their own right.

I love the DC government interiors!
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I only have one picture because the security people there were the biggest pieces of crap I've ever dealt with in a church. I had my tripod but wasn't using it and one of the d bags came up to me and stepped on my shoes and got about 6 inches from my face and told me I couldn't use my tripod so I said ok. Then I asked the priest if it was ok to use my tripod and he said yes so I used it after the service and then the same security guard came up and kicked my tripod and got right up in my face and told me I had to leave. I so wanted to punch him in the face.
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an amazing set. thank you!
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always liked DC. especially adams morgan

not a great chinatown, but great urban fabric overall and improving
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Great pics! DC is one of my favorite cities, I have always had a connection to it and spent a week there recently and it reinforced how much I enjoy it. I love Philly for sure but can still see myself living in DC.

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I only have one picture because the security people there were the biggest pieces of crap I've ever dealt with in a church. I had my tripod but wasn't using it and one of the d bags came up to me and stepped on my shoes and got about 6 inches from my face and told me I couldn't use my tripod so I said ok. Then I asked the priest if it was ok to use my tripod and he said yes so I used it after the service and then the same security guard came up and kicked my tripod and got right up in my face and told me I had to leave. I so wanted to punch him in the face.
Ugh, that's awful!
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I love DC too but the traffic and getting around is a freaking nightmare. Next time I go Im going to bring my bike for sure, getting around by car is very impractical.
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beautiful.very interesting.
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Great pics. DC has some ridiculously gorgeous architecture. It's almost as if it's the HQ of a wealthy empire!
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Thank you for the gorgeous photos, especially Georgetown!
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Ever been to the Paw Paw Tunnel? If not, take the detour there on your way to Williamsburg from Pittsburgh. It will probably only add 30 minutes of driving time to your trip, plus however long you spend there. And that route would then take you through Winchester and Warrenton on the way to catch I-95 in Fredericksburg. All three of those towns would be nice visits and good photo opps.
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I've been to the Paw Paw Tunnel a couple of times, as well as Winchester, which is another beautifully well preserved very historic town.
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I only have one picture because the security people there were the biggest pieces of crap I've ever dealt with in a church. I had my tripod but wasn't using it and one of the d bags came up to me and stepped on my shoes and got about 6 inches from my face and told me I couldn't use my tripod so I said ok. Then I asked the priest if it was ok to use my tripod and he said yes so I used it after the service and then the same security guard came up and kicked my tripod and got right up in my face and told me I had to leave. I so wanted to punch him in the face.
I think they have had that no-tripod rule for a long time. I remember it from when I was a kid. You may be able to get around it if you work on the connections with the priests again, or find a connection in the CUA.
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Nice. DC has a cool European feel which was seen in a few of your shots.
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Never a dull moment in your photo threads. Most of these photos elicited an audible "wow!" or "oooh!"

I once got accidentally locked in the top portion of the National Cathedral while stealing some skyline photos from the bell tower. That's a fun memory. I proposed to my wife at the Lincoln Memorial during a blizzard - another pretty good memory.
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Used to research my high school term papers in the Library of Congress in the era long before the internet.

Nice set of photos of my birth city.
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Excellent photos-- thank you for posting.

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I think they have had that no-tripod rule for a long time. I remember it from when I was a kid. You may be able to get around it if you work on the connections with the priests again, or find a connection in the CUA.
Similarly, the Pope is no fan of selfie-sticks.
http://www.museivaticani.va/content/...gli-utili.html
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Oh my goodness. Great stuff!
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