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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY [WEEK 11]

compared to other weeks, this one was a bit slower. i took it easy. saturday, i went to eastern market. i heard great things about it, but honestly i was disappointed. the flea market was really small. i found out later the big flea market is on sundays. woops.

after, i walked to the congressional cemetery. it's not everyone's cup of tea, but i like to see old tombstones. the cemetery was established in 1807 and has some familiar names.



unfortunately, it is in disrepair.





they have rows of mausoleums. it's like the row houses of the dead.



creepy angel tombstone with no hand.



creepy lamb tombstone with no head



leonard matlovich is buried here. his tomb reads the well known quote: "when i was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one." he was a gay rights activist and was the first gay man in the military to purposely out himself as retaliation against the ban.



j. edgar hoover is also buried. on his grave, it states the words loyalty and integrity. questionable...




for dinner i stopped at this little place in chinatown that makes their own noodles. you can always see workers in the window making them. it was delicious.




pork low mein and egg drop soup

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the next day, i went to alexandria. i knew i wanted to go one last time before i left. it is a bit of a richy rich area, but it is nice. i decided to go to fort ward which was a bit farther away from the hub. i had to take a bus. at fort ward, everything is reconstructed, but it is nice to see how a fort would actually look like instead of it being in ruins.









i know i have posted a picture of this bad boy (who hangs out outside the hard times restaurant) before, but i just found out some details about this majestic creature. during halloween, he has a headless horseman on his back. during christmas, he wears a red nose and antlers. during george washington's birthday, this creature is in alexandria's parade with george atop. and during st. patrick's day, he has a unicorn horn. oh the epicness.



city of alexandria museum

i then walked down to the waterfront and chilled. i also got some ice cream. i love coconut ice cream.



i like my accidental photo.



no shame.



i always really enjoy the metro ride to and from alexandria. you get to go over the potomac.

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the next day, i decided to walk around the national mall one more time during the daytime. it can be a long walk, but the jefferson and fdr memorials are my favorite.







i also saw the lock keeper's home. it is located along constitution avenue in the national mall, but can be easily overlooked.





the freer gallery



i wish i could draw more sketches like this. i have been taking advantage of the last few days by trying my hand at urban sketching.



african art museum.

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this week also marked the end of my internship :( it was bitter sweet. i am really glad i did it, and i would not change a thing.




good bye office and sassy sรกnchez :(

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now for a song! i have been listening to jazz again and this song popped up. it makes me happy. i do not really know why. it is not tied to a memory. enjoy!


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