Washington DC had a very unusual earthquake in 2011. It destroyed some of the statuary at the National Cathedral and cracked the Washington Monument, an iconic obelisk-shaped landmark in the center of the city. This summer a massive scaffold has gone up over the tower to continue the repairs. Reconstruction and restoration are common sights for travelers where long-term improvement projects often leave facades covered and historic interiors obstructed. You can still enjoy these sites with in most cases with minimal impact on your visit!
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I want to send a big Thank You to all my readers! I write to satisfy my own fascination and passion for art and travel and it makes me happy that others find these things as interesting as I do. Within the WordPress blogging community there are several awards that are passed around through peer nomination. I have been honored to get four of these over the last year but haven’t had a chance to write about them! And so I need to catch up on some long overdue thanks to these wonderful bloggers who nominated me: MidLife Traveler, will wander…, Florence and the Historian, and Sharp and Keen!
As you probably noticed, I’ve been slacking on my weekly daydreaming. That’s because I picked up last minute, mileage tickets (read: free!) and had only 4 days to plan a whirlwind Spring Break! I didn’t end up having the city and museum break that I was thinking about, but I had an incredible time! Lots of new cities and new sights; I even wrapped up some unfinished business from this summer.
I have lots of art and history to share but first let me give you some clues about my trips via a new (well, actually very old) media.
A list went out earlier this week of “100 Museums to See Before You Die” which got me thinking about my next trip. While this particular list of museums is in no way exhaustive (no Egyptian Museum, no Chicago Art Institute, etc, etc!), it made me realize there are huge clusters of amazing museums I’ve never seen because there are many major international cities I still haven’t visited. I’m itching for an easy to plan “Spring Break” and what better way to spend a potentially rainy week in March than in museums! My only problem is deciding where to go….