Eyes Wide Open – Week #18

Good morning!

I hope you had an enjoyable week.  For part of my week I was in Washington DC enjoying some beautiful autumn colors and the opportunity to visit the Smithsonian’s African American Museum. Trust me it is not easy to get tickets. You have to be determined and diligent and once you have your day and time slot, whenever that is – GO!  We built our weekend around ours and it did not disappoint. The building alone was magnificent. An architectural beauty incorporating an African design.  Starting on the bottom floor of the museum and working your way up to the top, you have an insight to the pain and suffering endured from the time of kidnapping and slavery to modern day achievements and success.  It was highly emotional for me and there were many tears shed by men and women alike during our visit.  I hope if you visit DC you find the time to visit this very special place.

Enjoy your Saturday!

A beautiful and chilly Fall day in DC

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Memorial. I loved the way this looks like he is
part of the mountain

Jefferson, a beautiful wordsmith, but still a slave owner.  Each brick
in this photo represents a slave he owned with their names inscribed

Washington Monument

A fun sculpture in our hotel

If you like having a cocktail al fresco, this is a nice and warm way to do it
when it’s freezing outside!  Complete with heater.

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  3 comments for “Eyes Wide Open – Week #18

  1. February 9, 2019 at 10:53 am

    I love your great photos!

  2. November 10, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    What an amazing trip Christine, thanks for sharing! I’ve never been to DC but I would go just to see that museum. Happy Saturday!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 10, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks Amanda! It was pretty special 😢

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