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Washington D.C. major spots - tour
The tour ends at Belga Café where you can have a great meal, Belgian beer or Belgian waffle.
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The station has featured in many movies such as Hannibal with Anthony Hopkins, The Recruit with Al Pacino, The Sentinel with Michael Douglas, Minority Report with Tom Cruise,.. Several episodes of the television series The West Wing have used Union Station as a setting.
The public façade of the Supreme Court building is made of marble quarried from Vermont. But the Courtroom's 24 columns are made of the marble from the Montarrenti quarries near Siena in Italy. To obtain these, the architect petitioned the Italian premier, Benito Mussolini, to ask his assistance in guaranteeing that the Siena quarries sent nothing inferior to the official sample marble. This was 1933.
The library is based in the Thomas Jefferson Building, the John Adams Building and the James Madison Memorial Building.
The Thomas Jefferson Building has an impressive Main Reading Room.
It contains some major exhibits such as the Gutenberg Bible.
The fatally wounded President was carried across the street to the Petersen House. He died there the next morning at 7:22 am.
Ford's Theatre is a National Historic Site.
Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, the former site of the Rainbow Pool.
Around the pool were about a quarter million people.
The direction of the wall points to the obelisk at the far end in the East, and to the Licoln Western Memorial at the West.
The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the most well-known part of the memorial.
It contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963 during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
In 2007, it was ranked fourth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
The street on which the museum is located is named Raoul Wallenberg Place, after the Swedish diplomat who is believed to have saved 100,000 Jews in Hungary during the Second World War.
A difference in shading of the marble, visible approximately 150 feet (46 m) up, shows where construction was halted for a number of years.
Upon completion, it became the world's tallest structure, a title it inherited from the Cologne Cathedral and held until 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was finished in Paris, France.
Belga Café is a little bit of Brussels on the Hill, with an open kitchen and sidewalk café.
Of course, “Belgian waffles and chocolate” is a major theme.