Washington, D.C. Journals

March on Washington

A January 2007 trip to Washington, D.C. by Ishtar

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Quote: The pull of a Saigon exhibit in D.C. coupled with an anti-war protest was too great to resist. Off we went!

Capitol Skyline Hotel

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Hotel | "Best Western Capitol Skyline Hotel"

Capitol Skyline Hotel Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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It was difficult to get a hotel in these parts when we drove down to DC. Everything appeared to be booked, but it seemed that we were lucky to have been able to get a room at all. This particular hotel is outside the main hub of activities, but within a few minutes from anything that is worth seeing. We had been to DC many times before, and had stayed either in Georgetown, or Virginia. This was a new experience. The area surrounding the Best Western looked a bit neglected, and the only game in town is McDonald's. That may explain the reason you can rent a microwave, and a small refrigerator at the rate of $10/day for each. The accommodations were comfortable, but the walls a bit too thin...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 10, 2007

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I St Sw
Washington, United States 20024
(202) 488-7500

National Museum of Women in the Arts

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What a feast for the eyes the museum presented that day! There was also a very special treat in store for me, of which I was completely unaware until we got into the elevator. It was then that I noticed that on the second floor, a special exhibition had been staged celebrating women in the Book Arts, a medium that is extremely close to my heart and my profession. Though the museum has these items in its permanent collection, this was the first time it had devoted time and space to the specific subject matter. The building itself is quite a model of Renaissance Revival architecture, and the interior exudes lavish sophistication with pinkish marble flooring and marble staircases. The chandeliers in...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2007

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., United States 20005
(800) 222-7270

S. Dillon Ripley Center

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S. Dillon Ripley Center Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Never let it be said that when there's a will, mountains cannot move. One of the main reasons for this jaunt to D.C. was to see an exhibit on Viet Nam, and that's about all the information we had. As we walked around the Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian, we asked several staff people about this exhibit, and all we managed to get were blank stares. It was getting quite cold and overcast, and parking was atrocious; we headed for the main building, called the Smithsonian Castle, which should be the starting point of any visit to this incredible compendium of displays. Yes, we got our answer, and we were thrilled! Except, it entailed some more walking to something called the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2007

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, D.C., United States 2002
(202) 633-1000