The first garden was relatively small, but the FAA/DOT has planted a Kids Garden that is very dear. The second garden is in a traffic triangle on Maryland Ave behind the Air and Space Museum. It is a community garden that has over 20 plots that members of the community get to plant. The beds are long and narrow and very creatively planted. I loved seeing the cucumbers growing up on tomato supports. Those beds had chard, lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, squash, herbs and flowers. I was really impressed. I spoke to a woman who was weeding in her plot and she said that she believes that the gardens will be dug up and the site is slated to be where the Teddy Roosevelt Memorial/Monument will be located. But that is still a few years off.
|FAA Kids Garden Entrance|
|Cucumbers growing up!|
On the back side of the Capitol, there were few people. There was a couple taking engagement photos. They were posing with a big bouquet of roses, kissing, hugging, gazing at each other. I got a kick out of the photographer giving the instruction. I don't know how they stood out in the sun for as long as they did. Even at 9:00am I was looking for the shady sides of the street. But I did take lots of pictures of the back of the Capitol. What a huge building complex! To my surprise, the visitor center is open before 10:00. I went inside and looked around. I decided not to go on a tour. So I hit the gift shop and looked at the statues and moved on.
|Inside plaster sculpture of the Freedom Statue|
|Looking up in the Visitor Center|
|National Building Museum|
|Me in front of the iron fence|