Washington DC, Days #1 & #2 – The National Mall

Our Day started early. We had bought Greyhound bus tickets from NYC to Washington DC leaving at 9 a.m. We got to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 7:50 a.m. and we waited. I had noticed that the 8 o’clock bus was late and its passengers hadn’t boarded yet, but didn’t pay much of a mind to it. Time passed and it seemed like the bus drivers were never going to show up. Long story short, the 8 o clock bus left the station at 11:30 a.m. and our bus left at 12:00, only a 3 hour delay (and all other buses got delayed too), which made us arrive at the place we rented in Washington at  5p.m. Not only that, the greyhound staff is impossibly rude, the wifi connection doesn’t work, the sits were awful and uncomfortable, and the driver was rude and kept talking crazy through out the journey. If you can avoid using greyhound’s services, find some other company.

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Nosso dia começou cedo. Nós compramos passagens de ônibus de Nova York até Washington saindo às 9 da manhã. Chegamos à estação às 7:50 e esperamos. Eu tinha notado que o ônibus das 8 estava atrasado e os passageiros desse horário estavam esperando na fila e não tinham embarcado ainda, mas não liguei muito. O tempo passou e parecia que os motoristas não chegariam nunca, longa história… resumindo o ônibus das 8 saiu às 11:30 e o nosso saiu ao meio dia. Um pequeno atraso de 3 horas (o que fez com que os outros ônibus atrasassem também), e acabamos chegando na casa que alugamos um quarto às 17:00. Não só o atraso, mas os funcionários da Greyhound são terrivelmente rudes, a conexão wifi é uma piada, não funciona, os assentos horríveis e desconfortáveis, o motorista era um grosso e ficou falando bizarrices durante a viagem toda. Nunca nunca nunca usem os serviços da greyhound se puderem evitar. 

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So we arrived late, tired and hungry, but still decided to go for a walk. We wanted to see the neighborhood, but ended up reaching the begining of the National Mall haha… Guilherme didn’t want to “ruin” the next day’s stroll (that would be walking down the National Mall) so we just took a few photos in front of the  Library of Congress, and we went back to the house, to take a shower, eat and get drunk with our hosts heheh

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Então chegamos bem tarde, cansados e com fome, mas decidimos dar uma volta. Nós queríamos apenas ver a vizinhança, mas acabamos chegando ao começo do Passeio Nacional hahaha… O Guilherme não quis “arruinar” o passeio do dia seguinte (que seria andar todo o Passeio Nacional) então apenas fizemos algumas fotos em frente à Biblioteca do Congresso, e voltamos para a casa para tomar banho, comer e beber muito com nossos anfitriões hehe… 

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When we arrive at 5 p.m. our hosts were still at work, so we first met after our little stroll. The first thing our host said was: “Hey! I think I saw you two acting cr… funny in front of the Library, was that you?”

Might have been… lol.

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Quando nós chegamos às 5 da tarde, nossos anfitriões ainda estavam trabalhando, então a primeira vez que nos encontramos foi depois do nosso passeio. A primeira coisa que nossa anfitriã comentou foi: “Hey! Eu acho que vi vocês dois agindo estr… engraçado na frente da Biblioteca, eram vocês?”

É bem provavel… hahaha.

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One of the things I really liked about Washington DC were the house gardens and archtecture. Also, there were some places where they literally had forests of rosemaries. I will always remember how the city smelled like rosemaries.

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Uma das coisas que eu gostei em Washington foram os jardins e arquitetura das casas. E também, haviam lugares com florestas de alecrins, literalmente. Eu vou sempre me lembrar de como a cidade cheirava a alecrim. 

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Alright, next day, our first stop was the Library of Congress. Place is beautiful!

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Ok, dia seguinte, nossa primeira parada foi a Biblioteca do Congresso. O lugar é bo-ni-to!

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We did the tour inside the Capitolio, but it wasn’t interesting. Our guide wasn’t helping either, she was bored to the bone and clearly didn’t want to be there, guiding people around.

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Nós fizemos o tour pelo Capitólio, mas não foi lá aquelas coisas. Nossa guia não ajudou em nada, pois estava super entediada e estava na cara dela que ela não queria estar lá.

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After the Capitolio, we went to the National Portrait Gallery… hey! I like museums, ok? And it’s important for me! lol

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Depois do Capitolio, nós fomos à Galeria Nacional de Retratos… hey! Eu gosto de museus, ok? E é importante pra mim! hahaha

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This portrait bellow by Monet is one of my all times favorite, it’s so painfully beautiful it makes me want to cry. It’s like a memory flash back of a beautiful life.

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Esse retrato abaixo de Monet é um dos meu favoritos de todos os tempos, é tão dolorosamente lindo que me dá vontade de chorar. É como a lembrança de uma vida bonita.

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This one, what a terrible scene! o.Ô

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Esse, que cena terrível! o.Ô

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When we were about to exit the Gallery, I asked a security guard to see a map of the mall, so I could estimate how far away we were fromthe Abraham Lincoln Memorial. She said: “guuuurl, you better get yourself a taxi, you can’t walk all the way down there, it’s impossible!” hahahaha oh, americans… you so funny. Not only we walked down there, we came back walking as well, with a little detour to check the Thomas Jefferson memorial too😉

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Quando nós estávamos para sair da Galeria, eu perguntei para uma segurança para que me deixasse ver um mapa do Passeio Nacional para eu ter uma noção de quão longe ainda estávamos do Memorial de Abraham Lincoln. Ela disse: “Garoooota, é melhor você pegar um taxi, você não pode ir andando até lá, é impossível!” hahahaha ai americanos, tão engraçados. Nós não só andamos até lá, como voltamos andando também, com um pequeno desvio para ver o memorial a Thomas Jefferson também.

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7 Responses to Washington DC, Days #1 & #2 – The National Mall

  1. Mauricio says:

    Maravilhosas obras de arte … Fascinantes ! Passeio incrível hein !

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  3. degghi says:

    night time is perfect for shooting in DC in my opinion; these historic landmarks gives their best by night🙂

  4. Dr. Paul A. Curto says:

    Welcome to my world, Anna. I wish I knew you were here.

  5. Jerome Miller says:

    EXQUISITE!!!…GREAT PHOTO!!!

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