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Now. I've read the "Riddle of the Sands" an I can only recommend it!

Of course not. Thats exactly what I said about museum work. Day of the Dead is showy and attracts lots of visitors. Unfortunately no Mexican in museum. So the Peruvian colleague, who has never been in Mexico so far, has to do the job. Makes no difference. :-(

Museum, as it seems to be nowadays, is theater.

Yeah ®mene, lovely place to visit and look but not a place to linger for me. A week without a "big water" view and I get restless and claustrophobic. Love to pass through such country on a train and even a drive, look at some views, enjoy the heights and move on. Maybe boats on canals are the solution, perhaps the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal? Interesting how that works with some people "neutral" and others strongly "mountain," "plains" or "big water" in attraction.

lol... like FN said above: that guys seems more loving the easy way to live than the correct way of shipshaping :D

Guess they dont care about that stuff and use flags that are available. I loved that chaos aboard :)

Usch - ich hab schon den Eindruck das denen das gedöns viel zu viel war. Und: die Saison war um, kein Verkehr und keiner zu grüßen mehr unterwegs ;)

cheers, michael

Typical rush hour traffic on Bladensburg at U.S. 50, the major exit route toward Maryland and Annapolis.

District residents have had few opportunities for this type shopping unless they drive to Virginia or Maryland. Now COSTCO is first in what will be a more suburban type center inside the District of Columbia.

The U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home (USSAH), once known as The Old Soldiers' Home, grounds as seen from the Washington Hospital Center's parking garage. On the map an urn shaped area is formed by Park Place and Rock Creek Church Road on the west and North Capitol on the east with a base of Michigan Avenue. The area is bisected by Irving Street with the USSAH above and the lower part split between the Washington Hospital Center on the east and the Veterans Administration Medical Center on the west. The oldest of these is the USSAH (1851):

Beautiful, century-old buildings stand as testament to the rich history that makes up one of America's oldest veterans' retirement homes. The Soldiers' Home was established in 1851, as an "asylum for old and disabled veterans." Four of the original buildings still stand and are listed as national historic landmarks. Two of the buildings, Quarters 1 and Anderson Cottage, served as the summer White House for U.S. presidents -- Chester Arthur, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Buchanan and, most notably, Abraham Lincoln.

Impressive brickwork sets of the green tops of playground equipment. This is the old Rutherford B. Hayes School now the D.C. Office On Aging and the Hayes Senior Wellness Center. The D.C. Preservation League noted:

Built in 1897 by architect Charles E. Burden, the Hayes School is one of the earliest documented examples of a District public school building designed by an architect in private practice under a new policy initiative of 1896-97. The new policy represented a break from common practice of the 1880s and 1890s, when the District public schools were designed in variations of the Romanesque Revival style and all were products of the Building Inspector’s Office staff. School buildings of the period 1896 to 1910 were designed in the Classical and Renaissance Revival and the Italianate styles. Many were designed by Washington architects in private practice under contract with the Building Inspector’s Office, later the Municipal Architect’s Office. The District Commissioners instigated this change in the interest of improving the esthetic quality of school buildings.

This is the old Greyhound/Peter Pan station seen totally disconnected to other modes, though Metro and Amtrak tracks loom over its parking lot, in Transportation Disconnect-1. As the banner states, the bus now connects with both at Union Station. One transportation idiocy down, many to go!

...time to close that chapter. Even the pope already has resigned ;)


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