See Washington in an hour

 Planning to spend an hour in Washington? I did. I enjoyed breakfast at 5am at the greyhound bus terminal, having ridden overnight from New York in non-reclining bus seats. I escaped at the first sign of light, found Union Station (and the building I came here to see), then rode past all the sights: Saint Peter’s, the Obelisk of Thothmes and the Parthenon, complete a goddess sporting a beard, just like Abraham Lincoln’s. It’s amazing really how Classical it all is. Imagine Rome, only s-p-p-pread out. They’re really envisioning this country going places. When it does, they have a capital city aliens will not mistake for the capital of the whole world—although Phnom Penh is pretty grand too. Yes, wonderful, so then I went back to see the building I’d come to see, then rode my little bike to the airport. 

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  1. Boston biking buddies and bashes …

    Steven,
    Hope you’re enjoying Boston et al!
    Try to get along to this on Wednesday night
    http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/la_piazza/news/80-ciclismo_classico_2nd_annual_bike_film_festival
    Ciclismo Classico film fest. Call them 1.800.866.7314
    Am cc-ing Lauren and Joe about it.
    Folks, Steven is a visiting architecture and urban environment professor from Newcastle Uni and is on a sabbatical writing a book about biking and architecture. His blog is Behooving Moving. http://behoovingmoving.livejournal.com/
    We showed him around and he is returning to NYC after Boston.
    Am cc-ing a couple of other biking folks who most likely will be at the festival – John Allen who is a big bike advocate http://www.bikexprt.com and David Loutzenheiser, a transportation planning pro.
    All are worthy of your videoblog!
    Lynette

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