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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Washington D.C. Day 1 cont- The NEWSEUM

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This building may not look like much- it might be another glass, rectangular in anywhere USA but it is not, it is a block away from The Capitol of the United State and it is full of amazing, amazing of newspapers which if they were bundled together would tell the history of our world from the time of the first printed word in black and white. But not only is their tons and tons of newspapers, there are photographs,walls that if they could talk would tell us some sad and yet inspiring stories and hurricane stunned doorways.
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A block down the street is the iconic building that anyone knows what it is… the United State Capitol building
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images abound in this building
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Part of the Berlin Wall- The graffiti on those few walls are so telling- you have to see it to understand.
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backside of the walls
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his map shows how the wall split East and West Berlin
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Can you imagine having to leave this side to go to the other side and knowing you can’t leave from the other?
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a view inside the watch tower
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One watch tower (actual tower- even smelled old and evil) that kept watch to keep those port West Berliners behind the walls.
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another view of actual walls from Berlin
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I will explain this wall soon…

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A view from the observation deck in the Newseum

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Another view from the observation deck

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I love that you can see all the way up the road, but that the flags are Canadian instead of American!
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I loved this picture
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I have a weird obsession with buildings but also of view down a Large city Street. Something about the view gets to me- what about any of you?
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A doll that was found after Katrina
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There is an very profound and emotional area in the Newseum about Hurricane Katrina and the aftermaths plus newspapers over that first week from every state in the nation! It is was a heartbreaking experience for me to look at the prints that were taken from major and minor papers, tv channels and also live accounts that were video recorded.
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Then there was this:
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The twisted and melted remains of the radio tower of the World Trade Center (2?)
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The wall that you saw above and in a previous picture is all the newspapers from states throughout the USA of that days events. I saw the Salt Lake Trib and vividly remembered that one. I think that Matt has it sitting in his memory box. What were you doing that morning? Do you remember?
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Tim Russert’s office and how the desk was on the day he died.
There is some really fun things around the office. A baseball bat, books galore, signed autographs of celebrities who adored Tim and pictures and art work of his children and father. I love the personal touches. He had a great library of varied genres. I was impressed.
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The spot light on the Berlin Watchtower
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I stepped out into a stairwell and this is the view that I saw outside. I once again felt so sad for this man and wondered what his story was. What brought him to this point? How long has he been living in D.C. and how long has he been living on the streets? Why stay in D.C. when you can try to travel to a warmer state? Not, that I am saying they should all migrate to Florida, but why not want to go to the warmer climate?
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This is a deeply meaningful quote to me- because I would love to take pictures that moved someone to the emotions that touch your heart!
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Me and J. Edgar Hoover- the FBI building is not far away…I am not sure why he is in the Newseum but here is is with me. We had a great discussion about investigations he has participated in.