Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday Afternoon in D.C.- Washington National Cathedral

View from tower of Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington D.C. You can walk all around the tower and see not only the skyline of downtown D.C. in all directions but you can see across to Fairfax County and Tyson Corners and Wolf Trap. In this photo the white building is St. Albans Cathedral and School were D.C. 's elite send their children.




Washington Cathedral with Rose Stained Glass Window.



Sandra admiring the plants still in bloom in the herb garden. We found irises as well as roses and azaleas in bloom. They all are the reblooming varieties. There is a separate herb garden gift shop at Washington Cathedral in addition to the very huge religious gift and book store on the lower level of the cathedral.




More boxwood and more herbs.

Now click here to take a virtual tour of the largest cathedral in either North or South America and the seventh largest cathedral in the entire world:
http://www.nationalcathedral.org/visit/
After a full and long day of sightseeing in D.C. we drove over to Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown to have a great German dinner at the Old Europa Restaurant. It took Sandra, Gene, Jack and I back to nights in Germany spent at The Dornbush Restaurant.

2 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

We were at the cathedral many years ago, when the grounds were full of stones cut and uncut, part of the latest construction phase. Looks like we need to visit again. Beautiful.

fishing guy said...

Joann: What a beautiful cathedral and flower garden.