Sunday, April 23, 2006

Washington

I'm taking a brief break from a mountain of homework to write this post. Last night I got back from Washington, D.C. Wow. That's about all I can say... the whole experience seemed surreal, from the places I went to the people I met. I loved D.C., what a beautiful city! It was also wonderful to meet the other scholars.
Thursday we had a lecture at the Canadian Embassy (beautiful), followed by a reception, at which the Canadian Ambassador introduced himself to me! I was so amazed that real-life important people wanted to talk to us, and were incredibly friendly as well.
On Friday, after a day of lectures, four of us went walking down Embassy Row. We got lost, and stumbled upon this:
The National Cathedral (Woodrow Wilson is buried inside!). It was absolutely stunning, and incredibly large.
Saturday we did the tourist thing. Unfortunately, my pictures didn't turn out well because it was pouring rain.

The Capitol


The White House

Run, Forrest, Run!

So that's my trip in a nutshell, I would love to write more, but for the sake of school I'll refrain. I loved D.C. so much that I'll be going back for another visit in two weeks' time, as a part my program's mobility initiative. My blog will be on holiday until classes are finished, so until May 6, goodbye!

1 comment:

Heather MacDonald-Bosse said...

Wow, Jess - DC looks amazing. Your photos are pretty darn good. I'm glad that you are returning to do the Smithsonian, etc.