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Monday, June 16, 2014

Memories of Washington D.C. - Part 1

I've gotten away from blogging for a while, so I thought that it was time to post a few more pictures.

We spent some time over at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
The size of this cemetery is almost overwhelming.
 
 

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier



Part of the very formalized inspection ceremony during changing of the guard



NSA's cryptology museum in what was once the Colony 7 Motel, where many contractors stayed while visiting NSA (myself included)



Part of an "old" Cray supercomputer that was once part of NSA's vast collection of computing power



An original German Enigma coding machine from WWII.  Breaking the codes made on these machines was one of the great triumphs of the Allied forces during the war.
 
 

The Washington Monument the day after it reopened, following repairs to the damage from the 2011 earthquake


The view looking west from the Washington Monument, including the Lincoln Memorial



The White House from the monument



The view looking east, including the Capitol Building and the Smithsonian museums



An interesting specimen at the American Museum of Natural History
(I thought I'd sneak in a bird image!)


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