Saturday, 21 January 2017

AMERICAN ADVENTURE | WASHINGTON DC THE CAPITOL THE PRE-TRUMP WHITE HOUSE MEMORIALS JANUARY 2017


Washington DC was probably the highlight of my entire trip. I was completely alone in the freezing (-6) cold and walked everywhere. It was eerily quiet with hardly anyone around apart from joggers. What is it with joggers in DC, there are loads and none of them seem bothered by the icy chill. It felt like a dream, I can't remember the last time I was surrounded by so much snow. Standing outside The White House with thick flurries covering me from head to toe I was so happy. Awesome.

THE WHITE HOUSE

The White House was not what I expected. I expected it to be busier for sure. It was so cold I could barely take photos but struggled through it and took as few as possible. What was really funny was two American girls walked past me and said, I kid you not, "This building is so pretty, I wonder what it is...". I laughed so hard. You could not make this shit up, you just couldn't. Obama was still President when I visited, so I am infinitely glad I visited The White House while it belongs to such a greatly respected and admired man. A shame now that it is the home of someone very different

The highlights for me were the memorials. The Thomas Jefferson memorial was particularly far to get to and on the way I saw the World War 2 memorial which is huge and beautiful. Seeing the Jefferson memorial was awe-inspiring, it is in such a remote location I felt like I was on the set of The West Wing. I literally walked on ice to get to it and the marble floors of Jefferson and Lincoln's were very slippery. I am proud of my Chelsea boots because I didn't fall once. In total, I went to the Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr and World War 2 Memorial

MEMORIALS 




I also saw the Washington monument, I have a ridiculous amount of photos of it because not only did I walk right up to it but I saw it everywhere I went and couldn't stop snapping pictures. In addition, I saw the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, Capitol Building and The Hill (right by Union Station), Supreme Court and many museums including the National Gallery, Air and Space Museum and the African Museum. I wanted to visit Georgetown University but didn't have time. 


Thank you for reading, it is odd sharing trips. I find it difficult to put into words such a unique, important experience. There is something really beautiful about Washington DC and I hope no matter who is the President that this place never loses its impeccable beauty and we continue to see progress and some great change regardless. I listened to a Podcast a few days ago that really opened my eyes as to the reality of America. There is so much that needs to be changed. Did you know that the state of Ohio was pushing to make abortion illegal after 20 weeks even in the case of rape and incest. Did you know many states allow a rapist the right to sue for custody of the child conceived in said rape. Can you imagine something so inhumane? I have no idea what the law is in regards to a rapist's parental rights in the UK but I hope to God it is something along the lines of burn in hell. Sorry to end on such a sour note but there are some serious changes that need to be made and it baffles my mind that such educated, privileged people fail to see how barbaric it is to ask force that from of a rape victim. After their choice was already taken away. I just... What the fuck? Sorry. Take care

What has been your favourite holiday destination?

Love 
Kiran


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  1. Great post!xx
    Have a great day!

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  2. Seeing this makes me so happy for some reason. I just love winter and seeing the snow fall is just so beautiful especially since I've never seen it in person. Looks like an overall amazing trip!!
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  3. Washington DC looks so beautiful! I actually have never been. And I agree with you - I don't understand how old male politicians come up with their abortion laws sometimes. It's sick.

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. It is so gorgeous, I know. It makes me sick to think they have the right to tell someone they have no control over their own body. Makes me want to punch them in their face, that this is still a debate. Ugh. Thank you for reading Tina xxx

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  4. Yes, the custody laws are quite strange in many a country, not only in America. And other laws as well... Raping someone is no longer a crime if you agree to marry her afterwards? I am not sure if I would feel better after being raped by marrying the rapist. Even if that would "protect my honor ", whatever strange concept that might be.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. The fuck? God, I just. . . I cannot believe that this is real life sometimes. I forget how good we have it here and it just breaks my heart.

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  5. I'd never expect Washington DC to be so enchanting and beautiful, mainly because our capital in Australia is hardly memorable looool. It always comes as such a surprise to hear such things and it's not the first time I've heard praises about Washington DC. People are always telling me how I need to see it in my lifetime. The White House itself really is magnificent. I actually saw a documentary about it the other day and was even more enchanted my it. Especially after learning of the statue thingy right at the peak of the building.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  6. What the fuck indeed! Madness! On a lighter note, I'm currently addicted to Scandal so it's lovely seeing these photos as the landmarks pop up all the time in the show! Your trip sounds amazing!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  7. I loved visiting Washington DC, I havent been for a while now but would have loved to have been there the other day for the March!

    Abigail Alice 💕

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  8. Washington looks amazing in the snow! Awesome post. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. It is gorgeous, totally worth the bone-chilling cold haha xxx

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