Trip to Washington DC, Part One - November
We took a ride up I-95 to Washington DC over the Thanksgiving
break. Spent most of our time in museums, and I took some
Rarely are these exciting photos but I felt like documenting the trip,
so what the hell.
Our first (and only) stop on Thursday was the Air & Space annex out
near the airport. And it was probably the best part of the
It was an enormous hangar with a ton of planes of all kinds from all
eras, from early death traps like this to fancy new jets. I don't
thing to say about a lot of these, but here they are nonetheless.
An WWI era war plane, check out that cannon.
I love the way the tires set into the body on this one.
One of the more interesting planes there - the Airphibian -
part plane, part car, and supposedly terrible at both.
One of the most iconic paint jobs in the place...
The Enola Gay is kind of a famous
plane, having dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and all.
The best (and most anticipated) craft in the museum for me - an SR-71 Blackbird. Such a
completely bad ass looking plane.
Phone shot of the whole thing.
Lots of Vietnam-era choppers and planes. I've watched so many war
movies of that era they seem like old friends.
They had a couple of different MiGs there.
Felix the Cat has a present for you.
The other big draw was the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
It's completely unreal how big this thing is.
It was so big my fixed 50mm lens couldn't get a good photo of it.
Had to use the phone.
Self-portrait in a space helmet.
Old space computering machinery.
Every time I look at this photo I get David Bowie's "Space Oddity"
stuck in my head.
And for a complete jump in subjects, we walked past the White House
later that night. No
airplanes or spaceships to be found anywhere.