Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. – the Capital Tour

Washington D.C. is the capital, but it is not a state; it is a separate political division. And the D.C stands for District of Columbia. Parking is extremely scarce in Washington, D.C. It was an exhausting day for us, walking under the hot sun to memorial parks.

Peace Vigil 24 hours since 1981, in front […]

By |March 30th, 2008|USA, Washington D.C.|4 Comments

Phantom of the Opera! Washington D.C

It took less than 30mins to reach Washington D.C from the family house in Northern Virginia. Jaime drove us to The Kennedy Center to watch Phantom of the Opera.

The Kennedy Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

The exquisite opera costumes on display.

We were seated in the third row in front of the stage. The last opera, Tosca, that we watched was in Vienna, Austria and that was back in 2003! For Tosca, we stood and watched throughout the Italian opera in the standing gallery. The standing gallery ticket only cost around S$7 (but we queued for the tickets for about two hours, first come first serve basis), whereas a ticket for Phantom of the Opera at our seat cost USD98. It was Frank’s opera treat. Nonetheless, it was a very nice opera with awesome stage scenes and costumes too.

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By |March 24th, 2008|USA, Washington D.C.|7 Comments

Hello DINOSAURS! Washington D.C

Jaime drove us to Washington D.C again and this time, to visit the National Museum of Natural History where there are dinosaur fossils and many historic. She wasn’t familiar with the direction to the museum. Connor who was also in the car sensed that and asked his mum if she had lost her way. He couldn’t join us for the museum tour as Frank wasn’t free that day and he wanted to capture the excitements of Connor’s first sight at dinosaur exhibits. So we had to tell a little lie to Connor as he kept asking if we were going to see dinosaurs.

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By |March 23rd, 2008|USA, Washington D.C.|2 Comments