Touring Highlights

This photo was taken from the roof of the U.S. Capital looking westerly down the Mall at the Washington Monument.
Note the guard in foreground who was heavily armed and very alert. We got a special tour that
took us places where many of the standard tours do not go. Thanks the the Motorcycle Riders of the Capital Police.
Tail of the Dragon attended the 2007 Washington DC Motorcycle Show in January. We played tourist for a few days and here are some of the highlights. It would take a couple of weeks to see all of the sights here in Washington. We plan to take the next three or four years to see just the greatest highlights. Watch for next years trip.

Another ceiling in the Capital

The magnificent interior of the central dome in the Capital.

Ceiling of the central dome in the Capital

Our personal tour guide in the Capital. The Capital Police who come to the Tail of the Dragon every year arranged for us to have this tour and a tour of the White House.

Looking easterly from the Lincoln Memorial at the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the Capital in far background.

The World War II Memorial

The soldiers of the Viet Nam Memorial

View of Washington Monument from the tower of the Old Post Office

Inside Union Station

Lunch at Union Station

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Another work of art at the National Art Museum

We think this is supposed to be a Dragon.
Looks more like the remains of the UFO from Roswell, NM

The US Capital up close. Note that all flags were at half mast in all of the photos. President Gerald Ford had just been laid to rest.

Just one of the hundreds of painted ceilings in the Capital hallways.
My neck was hurting trying to take it all in.

The original Senate Chambers

The Lincoln Memorial

Flags surround the Wahington Monument with Capital in background.

The Viet Nam Wall with Washington Monument in background

The Old Post Office

Union Station

Entrance to Chinatown

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

daVinci's Ginevra de' Benci at the National Art Museum

This Dragon was in Union Station

The White House. We were not allowed to take cameras on the inside tour.

Geese in the Reflecting Pool with Lincoln Memorial in right background.

Terns walking on the ice pond in front of the Capital.

Flags at half mast circling the Washington Monument

Daniel in the Lions Den - Painting in the National Art Museum

And my favorite painting ...... The Fall of Man, Goltzius, 1616

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