Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington DC


Library of Congress is the research library and the oldest cultural institution in the United States of America. It is situated in front of the U.S Capitol State in Washington D.C, USA. You can plan to visit Library of Congress after your tour at U.S Capitol State. The Library of Congress opens from 8:30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday only. It is closed on major public holidays such as Thanksgivings, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Library of Congress is one of the biggest libraries for keeping the largest collection of books in the world.


Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA
Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA


Walking into Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building from the main entrance at Washington DC, USA
Walking into Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building from the main entrance at Washington DC, USA


Falling in love with Autumn in Washington DC, USA
Falling in love with Autumn in Washington DC, USA


The painting and structure of the ceiling in Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA
The painting and structure of the ceiling in Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA


Ceiling and wall tiles design at The Great Hall of Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington DC, USA
Ceiling and wall tiles design at The Great Hall of Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington DC, USA


The floor tiles design of The Great Hall at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA
The floor tiles design of The Great Hall at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA


The second floor of The Great Hall at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA
The second floor of The Great Hall at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA


Elihu Vedder's Minerva of Peace mosaic at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA
Elihu Vedder's Minerva of Peace mosaic at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA


The Great Hall interior in Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA
The Great Hall interior in Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington DC, USA


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC


National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular museums which is funded by Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, USA. This museum is always crowded with visitors as it displays the largest historical air and spacecraft in the world. National Air and Space Museum opens from 10am to 5pm daily within the short distance from Smithsonian Castle on National Mall in Washington DC, USA. 

This museum opens for free to the public. Do take this opportunity to learn more about the aircraft and spacecraft at National Air and Space Museum while traveling to Washington D.C, where all the Government Administration Offices are situated there.


National Air and Space Museum is funded by Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, USA
National Air and Space Museum is funded by Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, USA


Aircraft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Aircraft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Breitling Orbiter at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Breitling Orbiter at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Apollo 11 Module Columbia and Mercury Spaceship 7 at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Apollo 11 Module Columbia and Mercury Spaceship 7 at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Stardust Comet Sample Return Capsule at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Stardust Comet Sample Return Capsule at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


A collection of rockets and spacecraft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
A collection of rockets and spacecraft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


A collection of space suits display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
A collection of space suits display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Tomahawk at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Tomahawk at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Flight Research Center at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Flight Research Center at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Apollo Lunar Module display Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Apollo Lunar Module display Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Surveyor to survey potential Apollo landing sites and obtain photographs and other specific information at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Surveyor to survey potential Apollo landing sites and obtain photographs and other specific information at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Clementine (engineering model) to collect data as it orbits the Moon during Apollo era at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Clementine (engineering model) to collect data as it orbits the Moon during Apollo era at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Apollo Soyuz Test Project at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Apollo Soyuz Test Project at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Gemini heat shield with burn marks after reenter the Earth display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Gemini heat shield with burn marks after reenter the Earth display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Space Shuttle suitcase display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Space Shuttle suitcase display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Toilet in the Space craft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Toilet in the Space craft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Diplomacy representatives in Space at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Diplomacy representatives in Space at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Human space disposal unit in space craft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Human space disposal unit in space craft display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


U2 camera to capture the geographic locations and areas from 65,000 feet at Space and Air Museum, Washington DC, USA
U2 camera to capture the geographic locations and areas from 65,000 feet at Space and Air Museum, Washington DC, USA


Apollo Lunar Module at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Apollo Lunar Module at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Apollo Lunar Module display Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Apollo Lunar Module display Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Hubble Space Telescope display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Hubble Space Telescope display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Observing the life as an astronaut in the skylab station on the space at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Observing the life as an astronaut in the skylab station on the space at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Spacecraft components display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Spacecraft components display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Saturn 5 display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Saturn 5 display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


Airbus A320 Stimulator at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
Airbus A320 Stimulator at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


AeroViroment surveillance display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA
AeroViroment surveillance display at Space and Air Museum in Washington DC, USA


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Smithsonian Institute Castle, Washington DC


Who doesn't enjoy traveling to Washington DC, USA? I really had fun visiting most of the museums which are funded by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.  I guess, there is no one who is willing to sacrifice all of his/her wealth for the purpose of research and education unlike, the founder of James Smithsonian. James Smithsonian was a British chemist who donated all his fortune for the development of the Smithsonian Institution in the United States.

The Smithsonian Castle was built in the remembrance of the founder of James Smithsonian which is located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA. It is open to visitors for free entrance where you can read the stories about James Smithsonian and his projects.

This is a list of Smithsonian museums open from 8:30am to 5:00pm daily which are funded by Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Those popular and famous Smithsonian museums include Air and Space Museum,  Natural History Museum, American History Museum, National Zoo and many more which are funded and open to visitors for free in Washington D.C. only.

To learn more about the list of Smithsonian museums and the locations, you can visit the official website at http://www.si.edu/Museums/american-history-museum

** I will share the photos of these museums in my upcoming posts. **

 
Smithsonian Castle is located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
Smithsonian Castle is located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA


A closeup view of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
A closeup view of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA


The side view of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
The side view of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA


The statue of Smithsonian at Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA
The statue of Smithsonian at Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA


James Smithsonian is the founder of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
James Smithsonian is the founder of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA


Bibliography of James Smithsonian who donated all his wealth for research and museums in Washington DC, USA
Bibliography of James Smithsonian who donated all his wealth for research and museums in Washington DC, USA


The story of Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA
The story of Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA


The rear view of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
The rear view of Smithsonian Castle located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA


Time reading by depending on the sun can be seen at Smithsonian Castle which is located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
Time reading by depending on the sun can be seen at Smithsonian Castle which is located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA


The garden behind the Smithsonian Castle building in Washington DC, USA
The garden behind the Smithsonian Castle building in Washington DC, USA


Smithsonian Castle with the garden at the back of the main building, located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
Smithsonian Castle with the garden at the back of the main building, located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA


Semioval structure in the Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA
Semioval structure in the Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA


The interior view of Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA
The interior view of Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC, USA


The interior of Smithsonian Castle, located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
The interior of Smithsonian Castle, located on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA