A week ago, Marie and I headed over to Washinton. As it turned out, right to Obamas birthday. So as you can expect, the whole city was in a buzz. We were pretty luck to see the White House on the morning of our first day in DC, because on noon of that day, the police started to block the whole area around, for his apparently pretty big birthday party. Washington was nice, but not in a way NYC is great. It’s propably the most patriotic city in the whole US. Everywhere you look are monuments in a weired mixture of ancient greek, ancient roman and something totally different. But there also is a bunch of very interesting museums. I could spent a week there, just visiting all the art, nature and technical museums. Unfortunately we didn’t have that much time, so we just got a peek of the national air and space museum were you can see the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Spirit of St. Louis and the Enola Gay amongst others. Pretty awesome.
After DC, we went on to Vermont were we made the big mistake, to skip the whole southern part and went straight to the northern part. We drove by a bunch of nice painterly farms and barns, but didn’t stop for any of them as we thought that we would have enough opportunity to see (and photograph) such motives in the northern part. As it turnes out, that is not the case. Don’t get me wrong, the northern part is very beautyfull. A lot of nice forest, quiet solitary lakes and smooth rolling hills. But we didn’t find any farms or barns anymore up there. So we had a nice roadtrip through Vermont in like 2 days, but I wish we would have spent one more day in the southern part. Well, we will save this for our next trip ;-). So today, we arrived in Bangor and will go on to the Arcadia National Park tomorrow. From there, we will continue to Boston. So the next time I’ll write, it will propably be from Boston.
So again, I just did a very rough raw editing in lightroom with these pictures. Basically, I just slightly adjusted the curves and the color. So it’s (almost) straigt out of cam ;-).
So long – Florian