Monday, August 25, 2008

Beautiful Washington, D.C.

I live near one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When I was 17 and graduated from the American High School of Milan, Italy, I took a month to travel around the United States before I started college. The first city I visited was Washington and I fell in love with the city. It reminds me of European capitals, no wonder because Pierre L'Enfant, who had designed much of Paris a couple of centuries ago, also designed much of Washington.

After the Thai Festival, I decided to do a little sightseeing. It was a beautiful day. I'm going to try to get back this coming weekend and spend the whole day being a tourist!

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Washington, D.C. Thai Festival

Yesterday was the Thai Festival at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The train station is beautiful and is always worth visiting. The Thai Festival was an added bonus!

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Don't forget to play the video at the end of this blog entry!

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Olympics Standings...It's a Matter of Perspective

Interesting...if you look at the standings on the nbcolympics.com site, you'll see that USA is #1 in the standings, with 110 total medals, though only 36 of them gold. If you look at the standings on olympics.com, the site that China maintains, China is #1 in the standings with 51 total gold medals, though only 100 total. Hey, it's all a matter of perspective!