Postcards from Washington DC

 

 

 

 

What are you looking at? Lincoln memorial – The Capitol (and me!) – colourfull newspaper dispensers – White House backyard – Capitol Rotunda – The Air and Space Museum – Eastern Market – Jefferson Memorial – Washington monument – Froyo!! – Short video by yours truely.
In a few hours I’ll be at the airport here in Belgium to pick up K who’s arriving from DC today. I kinda-sorta left him behind in the capitol city with a bunch of his uni friends. Eventhough it’s been only two weeks without him I’ve misse him like crazy!
DC was a much needed change of pace after rushy, busy and loud New York. Less impressions and less shops, but more friendly people and more monuments. Every morning it was a pleasure to get breakfast down at the hotel lobby. Us speaking Dutch seemed to be an ideal ice breaker and we goit to meet a few people! Like the nice man from Detroit who was very much against our Belgium social system. Who would want to pay taxes for someone elses healthcare? He asked. Clearly, he didn’t, but he knew DC well and recommanded a few of the smaller musea and places to go. Then there was the man from the cupcake store I met when I was out in DC all alone since K had a cut on his foot and couldn’t walk all day. That guy had actually been to our tiny country so we had A LOT to talk about.
There were less crowds in DC, but still the city was plenty full of life. Ands jees, how many Starbucks shops can you fit into one street!? Also, a three story forever 21 for me, myself and only I. Try that one here in Belgium, haha. Then there’s the politeness. I especially remember the Security guy at Forever 21 who actually bowed when I entered and send me off with a “arriverdeci, have a nice day European lady!”. I don’t know if they do it to get voted “employee of the month” but all store personnel I met in America was SO polite and helpfull, hats off for that!
xo, Nikki
You can read all about New York here and here!
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20 Comments

  1. 30 July 2012 / 11:24

    Wat fijn dat je daarheen geweest bent, ziet er zo mooi uit allemaal!

    Xo, Imke

  2. 30 July 2012 / 12:54

    Such great photos! I am in DC & often forget how beautiful it is here. I have tried to count the Starbucks on each street before, but always give up… Too many! The Forever 21 is never near my office. I always find myself there on stressful days! I hope you enjoyed your visit!

  3. 30 July 2012 / 14:22

    So cool! Glad you had a good time 🙂 The Forever 21 in Ottawa is only two floors (and they're not very big), while the one in Montreal is 4, and they're all huge. Even though I love Forever 21 in Ottawa, if I am in Montreal for any reason I HAVE to stop 😛

  4. 30 July 2012 / 15:30

    Oooh, these are great photos! It's been a long time since I've been to DC, but it is a lot friendlier than NYC in my opinion. That security guard at Forever 21 sounds like a lot of fun 😉 I'm glad you had a good trip!

  5. 30 July 2012 / 15:40

    Hope it wasn't too hot when you were there…we barely made it through the city touring because it was over 100 degrees when I was there! I loved teh Washington Monument…if you stand with your back against it and look up at the sky, there is an optical illusion that the monument is falling over 😀 Looks like you got to see some amazing sights…love your pics!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  6. 30 July 2012 / 17:32

    Oh, I want to travel to DC! The monuments look like they were such fun! (and so was that security guard, lol!)

  7. 30 July 2012 / 18:13

    love these photos!
    The first and only time I was in DC, I was in awe…so much history and such beauty in the architecture. =)
    xo,
    nancy

  8. 31 July 2012 / 00:04

    I'm so glad you had fun in DC! I've never been there, but I've heard it's beautiful. <3 I don't know about DC, but here in Utah, when Jen and I worked customer service; we did everything we could so that our customers would feel welcome here. Here as in where we worked, Utah in general and the US for those who live out of country!

  9. 31 July 2012 / 06:24

    I'm a little ashamed to admit I've never seen this part of my country, hehe.

  10. 31 July 2012 / 13:41

    Great post and lovely pictures! I love New York, but i do love escaping the city with less crowds, and definitely more friendly people 🙂 There is a FIVE story forever21 in New York – although, i have a panic attack everytime i go in there. Sounds like a wonderful time in DC!!

    xo everything-pretty.com

  11. 31 July 2012 / 20:40

    Oeeeeeeeeeeeeh, daar wil ik ook eens naartoe! hihi

  12. 2 August 2012 / 02:57

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in DC, it really is a nice place with so much to see and so much coffee to drink…
    Chic on the Cheap

  13. 2 August 2012 / 16:55

    gorgeous!! i'd love to visit DC soon

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