"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Wandering Westward: Capitol Venture




Picture of the Capitol, Washington DC, viewed from the east.

10 responses

  1. S. Etole

    Capitol gains, perhaps?! Yes, I know, that’s a different kind of capital.

    July 12, 2012 at 3:38 am

    • I am not totally sure if Capitol politics – from either party – is in any sort of gain mode at the moment..

      July 12, 2012 at 3:42 am

  2. Good photos. Welcome to the USA. I live maybe 500 miles from Washington and haven’t been there in 40 years. It’s good to see what a traveler sees.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:25 am

    • This is my first visit to DC in over twenty-five years. I still find Capitol Hill and the Mall pretty impressive in their monumental design..

      July 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

  3. Toffeeapple

    I had never realised the stature of the building previously. What a magnificent sight.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    • Washington’s Federal architecture all seems to have been planned on a truly heroic scale. Whitehall it isn’t!

      July 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

  4. Great photos! I’ve only spent one night in Washington, D.C and didn’t get a chance to explore. I hope you enjoy your time there.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:46 am

    • I was here over twenty-five years ago and found it very impressive then. I am just as impressed in my dotage!

      July 13, 2012 at 8:40 am

  5. Do be careful. The Duke of York has set a very bad example with his intention to abseil down The Shard at his age. There is absolutely no need for you to compete.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    • Rumours concerning the pleasures which Prince Andrew and I happen to share are often exaggerated.

      His Royal Highness is at complete liberty to abseil down The Shard. I plan to wait for the lift..

      July 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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