Monday, November 03, 2008

A Visit to Washington D.C. and Some Pictures

I visited D.C. for a medical conference 2 weeks ago and stayed there for an additional couple of days to visit the museums there. Regardless of what interests you in life, you'll find a lot of things to do and places to visit there. It's totally worth staying there the longest you can.

One of the places I enjoyed visiting the most was the Newseum, which opened 6 months ago. It's a museum that takes you through all the major world events in the past century , even before that, and how the media covered those events.

Plenty of images, tapes and invaluable collections.

Here are some photos that you may find interesting:

This is a poem hand-written by Saddam Hussein.


Remember Daniel Pearl, the American journalist who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan a few years back? This is his passport and laptop.

The front page of the San Francisco Chronicle, a day after the foundation of the United Nations-------------------------------------
Part of the antenna over one of the World Trade Center towers, behind which were dozens of front pages from different newspapers following that day.

At the White House people can demonstrate, you'll almost always find some demonstration there.

In the first gulf war in 1991, the coalition troops struck a weapon factory in Iraq. Peter Arnett from CNN later revealed that it was actually a milk factory for children and showed this packet of milk from the factory to prove that. Self-explanatory.

The grave of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline at the Arlington Cemetery.


Whisper said...

a mixed feelings came to me when I saw these pictures
angry ,sad ,shocked ,amazed...
but actually most of my feelings was like this :(

nizo said...

Thanks for the quick tour!

KJ said...

Weapons factory huh? :)

Devilstine™ said...

what was the poem? could u read it?

Hareega said...

whisper.. yes, lenty of contradictory feelings

nizo.. welcome

kj... yep, weapons !!

Hareega said...

devilstine, sorry the letters are not clear