Aug 18 2014

Postal Museum

The King of Chinese Stamp had dreamed of forming the first Chinese postal museum but was unable. Walking into the Postal Museum near the Union Station in DC, the first post I saw was Pacific Exchange China & US Mail 飞越太平洋 中美邮件交流

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How mails were delivered in the past – mailman (no female?) made marks on the tree so he could get back.

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Postmarks in space … and the 1918 Inverted Jenny

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Aug 18 2014

National Museum of Natural History

The Liaison hotel in DC



Aug 18 2014

Lower Senate Park

From the Corner Bakery Café at 500 N. Capitol Street NW and E Street NE, to the Lower Senate Park at the Capitol Hill. The cars parked around the Hill is kind of an eyesore – they should have made under ground parking, instead.


We picnic here .. there are few men, having their lunch too: the power brokers or the aids to the Senators?

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A squirrel joined us ..

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Aug 18 2014

The Mall

One of the iconic scenes in DC.

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Aug 18 2014

Washington Monument

One of the iconic scenes in DC.

From the Capitol Hill

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Aug 18 2014

Capitol Hill

One of the iconic scenes in DC. The Lower Senate Park.

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Aug 18 2014

Han Gang

7243 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 256-7077 and the website

Annandale is DC‘s Korean town, about 20 minutes from Georgetown.

Their banchans (the small side dishes) are good.

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Aug 18 2014

The Castle & the Gardens

The Smithsonian Institution Building is commonly known as the Castle in DC. The Renwick Gates (to the Enid A. Haupt Garden) – the cast iron carriage gates, taken from the and looking out to Independence Avenue entrance is based on an 1849 drawing by James Renwick, Jr., architect of the Smithsonian Institution Castle. The Moongate Garden was inspired by architectural and symbolic elements found in the Temple of Heaven, in Beijing.

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Aug 18 2014

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Part of the Smithsonian donated by Joseph Hirshhorn, a Latvia immigrant.

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Aug 18 2014

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

By the Smithsonian Castle in DC, house the largest Asian art research library in the country.

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The low-back armchair (late 16th-18th century) is on loan by the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities.  The Cabinet is of Qing dynasty (17th-18th century), Jichimu wood (chicken-wing patterned wood) lent by Elizabeth A. Sachler. I wondered if this is the Son-in-Law cabinet?

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A few more exhibits

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