142 Photos - Apr 20, 2015
Photo: Happy Easter!Photo: Jihad & KaleyaPhoto: Kaleya having fun at Dollar Tree - ready for the beach!Photo: Daddy & his siblings! photo montage for National Siblings Day - April 10Photo: Kaleya's artPhoto: Kalonji holding paiting of Vivien Thomas done by local art studentPhoto: closer up pic of Vivien Thomas paintingPhoto: Jihad getting fitted for his tuxedo for promPhoto: UT merch! it's starting!Photo: Kalonji with his classPhoto: Rainbow City statue - seen on the way to TalladeagaPhoto: Kalonji speaks at Frank's funeralPhoto: Photo: Pastor Leann ScarboroughPhoto: military honorsPhoto: military honorsPhoto: military honorsPhoto: at the gravesidePhoto: respassPhoto: respassPhoto: loved that the church had inscripted platesPhoto: Kalonji and AmeerahPhoto: Tony, Boo Boo, Kalonji, and MackPhoto: Kaleya and AmeerahPhoto: Kalonji, Austin and why oh why is Kaleya crossing her eyes???Photo: Jihad & MilesPhoto: me, Angelita & Kaleya on McClelland St (named for Kalonji's family)Photo: group picturePhoto: portrait of the First Presbyterian ChurchPhoto: Graduation Day! ProgramPhoto: Graduation Day! Top 10%Photo: Graduation Day! 21 or higher on ACTPhoto: Graduation Day - approaching the stagePhoto: Photo: Photo: Graduation Day! Miles leaving the floorPhoto: Graduation Day! Miles with Principal SteelePhoto: Graduation Day! Kamau and MilesPhoto: Kalonji and CheyPhoto: the line wrapped around the mallPhoto: waiting in front of the new store!Photo: Mr. Sam the Balloon Man! We've had balloons by him before, but this time we didn't make it to him.Photo: pretty signPhoto: about to get our ticketsPhoto: Tickets in hand!Photo: close-up of the ticketPhoto: close to getting inPhoto: Grace displayPhoto: Truly Me display. Kaleya chose doll #47 (3rd row 2nd from right) and #61 (1st row 2nd from left)Photo: doll displayPhoto: Grace display. We love the trenchcoatPhoto: Grace Bakery - this set costs $500. wow.Photo: Kaya displayPhoto: doll displayPhoto: Samantha displayPhoto: Kit Kittridge display!Photo: Kaya displayPhoto: Caroline displayPhoto: JosefinaPhoto: JosefinaPhoto: Love this egg chair for Julie. Don't love the $100 tag price :-)Photo: there are mini dolls for the dollsPhoto: Addy displayPhoto: JosefinaPhoto: Rebecca displayPhoto: AG Nashville shirt and some jeansPhoto: Kaleya picked this outfit of Kit'sPhoto: frenzy at the checkout counterPhoto: shopping is done!Photo: unboxingPhoto: the dollsPhoto: the dollsPhoto: the dollsPhoto: dramatic KaleyaPhoto: whimsical KaleyaPhoto: The National Library of Medicine has the Nobel Peace Prize belonging to Marshall Nirenberg for work he did while at the National Institutes of Health.  Nirenberg did the mathematical confiramtion of DNA structures.Photo: the medal itself. the mirror mount lets you see the back of it.Photo: the oldest item in the National Library of Medicine's collection is this arabic book from 1094 by Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi.Photo: the date of the manuscript is known because the scribe put the date on this last page. It also has a prayer afterwards.Photo: marks from the librarian that calculated the finish date of the bookPhoto: the box that holds the manuscriptPhoto: This is the newest item in the NLM collection. It is a 1536 book that was finished, but never bound together.  The author, Paracelsus, lived from 1493-1541.  There are 8 sheets like this one, that are meant to be folded twice and sewn together.   You can see the full book at https://archive.org/details/prognosticatioex00para.  More info about Paracelsus at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracelsus.Photo: more sheetsPhoto: more sheetsPhoto: the last sheetPhoto: photo of Col. Fielding Hudson Garrison.  He was a Principal Assistant Librarian at NLM in 1912, worked closely with John Shaw Billings to create the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, and was librarian at Welch Medical Library at Johns HopkinsPhoto: Photo: An Account of the Foxglove and Some of it's Medical Uses by William Withering published in 1785. The foxglove illustration is hand-drawn & hand-colored. Excellent quality for this book to be 230 years old!Photo: panorama picture of Union StationPhoto: Dirksen Senate Office Building. "The Senate is the Living Symbol of our Union of the States." This bldg holds the office of our TN Senators Lamar Alexander & Bob Corker.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirksen_Senate_Office_BuildingPhoto: US Supreme Court!Photo: my love! The Library of Congress! Didn't get to visit this time, but maybe next time.Photo: US Capitol through the treesPhoto: sign about the US CapitolPhoto: I didn't see it while here, but there is a marker to honor the efforts of the enslaved that helped build the US Capitol buildingsPhoto: looking down into the main foyer - full size model of the statue Freedom that sits atop the domePhoto: view of one of the ticket desksPhoto: wondering about the scaffolding on the dome? They are reparing it - it's been 160 years since the last repair.Photo: statue of Chief Washakie. 1798-1900 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washakie. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Wyoming in 2000 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/washakiePhoto: Statue of Eusebio Franscisco Kino, 1645-1711. Statue donated by Arizona - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eusebio_Kino.  Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Arizona in 1965 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/eusebio-kinoPhoto: Statue of Sarah Winnemucca, 1844-1891 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Winnemucca. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Nevada in 2005 - http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/winnemucca.cfmPhoto: Astronaut & Congressman Jack Swigert Jr. Statue donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Colorado - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_SwigertPhoto: Joseph Ward, 1838-1889. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by South Dakota in 1963 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/joseph-wardPhoto: William Edgar Borah, 1865-1940. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Idaho in 1947 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/william-edgar-borahPhoto: Maria L. Sanford, 1836-1920. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Minnesota in 1958 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/maria-sanfordPhoto: Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895.  The statue was commissioned by Congress and dedicated June 19, 2013 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-statues/frederick-douglassPhoto: they had a neat set-up for tours! we wore headphones and our tour guide was able to broadcast specifically to our groupPhoto: It was cool to be in the dome! At the top is this 1863 painting called the Apotheosis of Washington. In the center is George Washington, with 15 women - the goddess Victoria in green and the Goddess of Liberty in purple are next to him. The other women represent the original 13 colonies. There are six scenes along the perimeter, but can't see them all given the work they are doing on the dome. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_WashingtonPhoto: this Frieze of American History in the rotunda was awasome! I wish I had better pictures. It appears to be a 3D relief, but it is actually flat - it was just drawn that way. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_rotundaPhoto: Paintings in the rotunda. This one was commissioned by Congress in 1837 and is the "Baptism of Pocohantas." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_rotundaPhoto: Paintings in the rotunda. This one was commissioned by Congreess in 1837 and is the "Embarkation of the Pilgrims" - depicts the pilgrims on the ship Speedwell as they depart South Holland in 1620; they would eventually transfer to the Mayflower  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_rotundaPhoto: Paintings in the rotunda. This one is the Discovery of the Mississippi and shows de Soto on the white horse. It was the last painting commissioned by Congress for the rotunda -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_rotundaPhoto: Paintings in the rotunda. This is "Landing of Columbus" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_rotundaPhoto: Paintings in the rotunda. This is "Surrnender of General Burgoyne" depicting the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_rotundaPhoto: Paintings in the rotunda. This one is the "Declaration of Independence" -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_rotundaPhoto: MLK Statue, commissioned by Congress in 1982 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/busts/martin-luther-king-jr-bustPhoto: Statue of President Geral Ford, 1913-2007. Donated to the National Hall Statuary Collection by Michigan in 2011 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/gerald-r-ford-jr.  He's "my" president - he was in office when I was born.Photo: Statue of President Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Tennessee in 1928 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/andrew-jacksonPhoto: President James Garfield, 1831-1881.  Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Ohio in 1886 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/james-garfieldPhoto: This statue commemorates Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott - leaders of the women's suffrage movement.  Given as a gift in 1921 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-statues/portrait-monumentPhoto: President Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. The statue was commissioned by Congress and done by 17 year-old Lavinia Ellen Ream. She was the first woman to receive a government commission for a work of art. She finished a bust of Lincoln the day he was shot as he'd allowed her to sculpt him earlier. She was then commissioned to do a full statue. http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-statues/abraham-lincoln-statuePhoto: US Secretary of the Treasury (under George Washington), Alexander Hamilton, 1755-1804. He died of a gunshot wound he received in a duel with then US Vice President Aaaron Burr. http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-statues/alexander-hamiltonPhoto: Yeah, we know this guy. Statue of George Washington donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Virginia in 1934 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/george-washingtonPhoto: Statue of Thomas Jefferson. This was the 1st full-length portrait statue placed in the US Capitol Building. Gifted in 1834 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-statues/thomas-jefferson-statuePhoto: This room is the official "National Statuary Hall" but there are now too many statues to fit in the one room, so statues are all over the Capitol. This room used to be the original chamber for the House of Representatives and is designed to impress - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Statuary_HallPhoto: more statues in the National Statuary Hall - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Statuary_HallPhoto: 1819 sculpture depciting Clio, the Greek muse of history - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Statuary_HallPhoto: another view of the National Statuary Hall - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Statuary_HallPhoto: Sam Houston, 1793-1863. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Texas in 1905 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/sam-houstonPhoto: Rosa Parks, 1913-2005.  Commissioned by Congress and dedicated February 4, 2013 - her 100th birthday - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/other-statues/rosa-parksPhoto: John Sevier, 1745-1815. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Tennessee in 1931 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/john-sevierPhoto: down in the Capitol Crypt. This room was originally built to be Thomas Jefferson's final resting place, but he died well before it was finished. The room's columns and archways provide structural support for the rotunda and dome above - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_cryptPhoto: the white spot on the floor is where there used to be a hole to look down to the area below. Down there used to be the catapult used to move president bodies that lied in state in the rotunda. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_cryptPhoto: model of the Capitol and surrounding areas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_cryptPhoto: another view in the Capitol Crypt - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_cryptPhoto: The plaster model used for the Freedom statue that sits atop the Capitol dome - https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/exhibition-hall/the-capitol-story/statue-of-freedomPhoto: Sojourner Truth, 1797-1883. The first sculpture in the Capitol to honor an African American woman. Donated by the National Congress of Black Women, Inc in 2007 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/busts/sojourner-truth-bustPhoto: Statue of Kamehameha I, circa 1758-1819. I love this statue! It is the heaviest statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection and weighs over 6 tons. Donated by Hawaii in 1969 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/kamehameha-iPhoto: Mother Joseph, 1823-1902. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Washington in 1980 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/mother-josephPhoto: Sakakawea, circa 1788-1812. The dates on her statue reflect the dates of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by North Dakota in 2003 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/sakakaweaPhoto: Helen Keller, 1880-1968. Donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Alabama in 2009 - http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/helen-kellerPhoto: panorama view of the Capitol building