Thursday, September 17, 2009

National Cathedral

Some of you know the girls were in Wisconsin for 2 weeks before school started. They had fun with their friends, and were sad to come back to DC.

Travis and I had 2 weeks ALONE. We were going to go camping, but the weather was so hot and humid we decided it would be miserable. We went into the city and went to the National Cathedral instead (well, for one day, anyway). Here are some pictures of it. Pictures don't come close to showing how really beautiful it is. But when you all come to visit us, we'll take you there! :)

Here is the north side of the building.

This is looking toward the front of the church.

Here are some of the stained glass windows.

This is my favorite little set of windows. When I saw them, I thought they were perfect inspiration for a quilt... ;)

Here is the front of the church, the Jerusalem Altar.

Here is another shot of the outside from the garden.

After we took the tour at the cathedral, we decided to walk down one of the main road to find another metro stop. We ended up on Embassy Row (Massachusetts Ave). Here are some of the embassy buildings....
Britain's's HUGE! This is only half of the building. Then there are the residence buildings on the side.




harmijo said...

Glad you guys got some couple time and got to see some great sights :) I love the Cathedral, the windows are beautiful!

happy zombie said...

I loved the tour. ANd your garden shot is amazing!!! It should be a postcard. Hey... maybe I could send that as a post card to the Swedish rock band!