2013年06月23日

Journey of USA/Washington,D.C

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I moved by a railroad called AMTRAK from New York to Washington,D.C. It is the trip of three and a half hours.

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Washington Union Station is a beautiful appearance.

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As for the sightseeing of Washington,D.C, rent-bicycle is recommended. I can borrow this bicycle everywhere of the downtown and can return it everywhere. Very convenient!
The Capital building of the white wall.

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I look at Washington monument from the Capital building.The height of this tower is 169m.

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The early-morning cycling was comfortable.

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The White House to watch well on TV.

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Warld War U Memorial. The Pacific and the Atlantic site of a hard-fought battle are drawn.

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Price of Freedom. Freedom wall holds 4048 gold stars. Each gold star represents one hundred American service parsonnel who died or remain missing in the war.The 405,399 American died and missing from Warld War U...

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Arlington National Cemetery.Marine Corps War Memorial.

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I wonder what is this! The bone was spred all over the National mall.
Much war memorial is in Washington,D.C. WWU Memorial,Arlington National Cemetery,US Holocaust Memorial Musium,Korean War Veterans Memorial,Vietnam Veterans Memorial...Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1945 and all war of US may be related.

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Lincoln Memrial.He continues considering politics of America from here.

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I HAVE A DREAM!  King spoke from this place.

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Forrest Gump made a speech here, too.

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Thomas Jefferson Memorial.There are famous cherry trees along the Potomac river which were a gift from Japan. Thousands of residents and visitors used to visit here on the occasion of the Cherry Blossom Festival. It became an annual week-long event at the peak of the bloom, the end of March and into April. Many events were organized and sponsored by civic groups, and one of the highlight events used to be the selection of the Cherry Blossom Princess from every state.

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Moon Rock.I could touch it!

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V2 rocket of the German military which was famous for London air raid.Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched as military rockets by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets during the war, mostly London and later Antwerp and Liège.

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The full-scale model of Hubble Space Telescope.

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Apollo-Soyuz test project.

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Wright Flyer.
It is still about 1903 that the Wright brothers completed the first airplane.While it was short, the space aerodromics greatly developed. There is armaments competition in the background.

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Spitfire.Following the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Royal Air Force had planned to replace its Spitfire Mk. I and II fighters with the Mk. III, which had been under development for two years. The Mk. III included significant improvements such as an improved wing design, a retractable tail wheel and a new Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine.  

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Mitsubishi Zero.

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National Air and Space Musium Annex.

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I came here to watch this airplane. B-29 ENOLA GAY is an unfogettable airplane for a Japanese. NO MORE HIROSHIMA!

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Japanese warplane is put under this huge fether meaningfully.Seiran,Shiden Kai.

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Ohka Model22 called BAKA in the US Armed Force. It has been japanese sad history.

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Ohka was deveroped for excrusive use of the spesial attack.

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Shiden Kai called "Gerge". The Shiden Kai was considerably better than the Japanese Navy's most common fighter, the A6M Zero. With a top speed of 369 mph, the N1K2 was about 20 mph faster than the A6M Zero. The heavier Shiden Kai also possessed surprisingly good maneuverability due to a mercury switch that automatically extended the flaps during turns. These "combat" flaps created more lift, thereby allowing tighter turns. Moreover, its four 20 mm automatic cannon provided greatly increased firepower than earlier Japanese designs. Unlike the A6M Zero, the Shiden Kai could compete against the best late-war U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Forces fighters.

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Messerschmitt 109. The Messerschmitt 109 was Nazi Germany's primary fighter plane in the Battle of Britain. The Messerschmitt 109 was a worthy adversary to the Spitfire and Hurricane.

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The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (English: "Swallow") was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. 

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Arado Ar 234 B Blitz. The world's first jet propulsion bomber that was developed in last years of World War II by German Arado company. It was developed as a high-speed spy plane at first.



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HWK 109-509 A-1 Rocket Motor.The German Komet rocket fighter had the first variable-thrust rocket engine installed in an operational aircraft. The engine provided 8-10 minutes of thrust before the craft had to glide to a landing.

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Horten Ho V h.It is a mysterious-shaped German airplane. This developed into Horten Ho 229 which a jet engine and the stealth bomber performance had afterwards.

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Concord.Why would this supersonic airliner retire.

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Space Shuttle "Discovery"

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Jazz bar


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2013年06月14日

Journey of USA/New York


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On June 7, the tropical monsoon attacked New York.

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Times Square was heavy rain. However I wanted to see a Broadway musical.

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In spite of such a weather, the large hall of the Lion King was jam-packed.

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It was  the fine weather in Central Park  next morning.

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I was able to come to this long-cherished place. I am overwhelmed with emotion. I remember the news of that day 33 years ago.

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Music of the Beatles still was played from somewhere in this quiet space.However,"Imagine" of John have not been yet realized.

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Dakoda Apartments becomes one of the famous place of New York now.

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John was shot at this entrance.

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Circumference of the Manhattan Island includes a cycle road maintained well.

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A carrier exists here.

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"Statue of Liberty" was under remodeling construction, and "was not liberty goddess".

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Brooklyn Bridge.It was completed in 1883. Length is 1,834m.

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The UN building was a bold building than I thought.

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The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper.

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How would King Kong  climb this building ?



Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No Hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


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