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7/29/10

Bolivar Heights Battlefield, West Virginia

After we visited Harper's Ferry, We went up to Bolivar Heights Battlefield
The battle of Harper's Ferry was fought on this site from Sept 12-15 1862.
It is known for the largest surrender of Federal forces during the Civil War.
From parts of this battlefield, three states are visible....Virginia,
West Virginia, and Maryland.















































































































7/26/10

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

On our way to D.C. Dunn Loring Metro Station
That was not our train!

On the Metro









Elote



Some Spanish soda and great music!
















Artisans creating bead work


Most of the work they do is Mythical, stemming from ancient Mayan
beliefs. It was beautiful!



Agave....we learned how Tequila is made.


More bead work















making guitars













Stunning dancing





This was a ceremony honoring corn. It is performed once a year
and has Mayan roots. The men were two fathers and two sons
Absolutely amazing to watch. I put the photos up backwards!
First all four men climbed the pole and wrapped themselves
in rope.




















Henna











Loved the Asian Grant Wood!



Indian Chef teaching how to make something yummy!





Curried lentils, spinach and corn and Basmati.....YUM!

Bhelpuri





And of course, a mango lassi!


Freer Art Gallery


My favorite!







I have a print of the Peacock Room in my schoolroom!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!









The ceiling in the Freer Art Gallery

















American History Museum



Infamous Washington toga statue










One of my favorite places!


Rock and Roll!


Making Buddhist prayer flags





















On the way home










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