Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Day 2 U.S. Capitol

We took the Metro to visit the U. S. Capitol.  It was raining when we arrived.  Food and drink were not allowed.  We finshed the bottled water before we got in line to get into the capitol.

U. S. Capitol

Old Supreme court chamber (1810-1860)

The clock in the supreme court chamber is still running accurately today.

Inside of the beautiful capitol dome

One of the historical portraits displayed: Marriage of Pocahonda and John Smith

Statuary Hall:  Only  marble and bronze statues were displayed in this room.

After the tour, we headed downstairs to have lunch at the cafeteria.  We then took the Metro again to get to the Pentagon.  Pentagon was heavily armed with military soldiers and guns.  Pictures were not allowed anywhere in the Pentagon vincity except White House press area that you always see on TV.
Everyone was very obedient while on the tour with all the military soldiers around.  When we were shown the 9/11 site, we were all sad and quiet at that moment.   It was an unusual tour and really worth the visit in my opinion.

After the tour, the rain had stopped.  We went  to a Chinese restaurant, Sichuan Pavillion which was closed to our hotel for dinner.  The food here was good.  We ordered these from the menu and they were all delicious except for the hot and sour soup.

   Crispy whole fish 脆皮全魚
Vegetable with garlic sauce

Crispy Duck 香酥鴨

Sichuan Pavillion 重慶樓
1914 K. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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