Market Friday goes Smithsonian

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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise! That is me!)

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I decided that we needed to take a walk through the Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian. I love their gift shop and I needed to get a birthday gift for a young guy who loves airplanes. Who doesn't? Well, fair enough, there will be some, but, it is a truly fantasy for those that do love them like I do.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit

This little beauty holds a very special place in the history of US Army aviation, and in my heart. The PT-22was the first purpose-built monoplane (single wing as opposed to biplanes with upper and lower wings) used for primary training by the US Army Air Corps. The PT-22 was nicknamed the Recruit and that is who flew it, Recruits. This was the first aircraft they flew…and unfortunately for many, the last. The PT-22 was “designed” by modifying the Ryan ST, which was a civilian sport aircraft. While the ST flew exceptionally well, the modifications necessary to sell it to the Army (primarily a bigger, more reliable radial engine and tougher landing gear) generated weight and balance problems that necessitated changing the angle the wing was mounted to the fuselage. All told, as long as you played by the rule books and flew it like it was supposed to be flown, it was great…but recruits didn’t always do that. It wasn’t their fault, they didn’t know any better, but they still paid the ultimate price.

Another, older, even more famous aircraft that is associated with Ryan was built by the “Ryan Airline Company” was the Spirit of Saint Louis, which Charles Lindbergh flew across the pond in 1927. However, disclosing the rest of the story, Ryan had actually sold his interest in the company 8 months earlier and wasn’t involved in the Spirit of Saint Louis.
Some of you might be wondering where you’ve seen one of these in recent years and yes, you have. This is the same beautiful aircraft that the actor Harrison Ford crash-landed on a golf course in close to his home airport in Santa Monica California in May 2015.

Hundreds of aviation and space artifacts live here at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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Pitts Special

The Pitts Special was the darling of the world aerobatics competitions in the 1960’s through the 1970’sand it is still in use today for aerobatic training and lower level competitions. In addition to the many international and world aerobatic competitions the Pitts Special won, it also holds the world records for inverted flat spins. Yes, you heard me right, they basically turn the aircraft upside down, then fly it slow enough to make the wings stop generating enough lift. In this attitude, it can be maneuvered into a spin such that it is rotating around the engine, upside down, while hurtling towards the earth. The record was set on 20 Mar 2016 when air show performer Spenser Suderman entered the inverted flat spin at 24,500 feet above the desert floor at Yuma Arizona and spun it all the way to 2,000 feet above the ground before recovering. Ninety-eight rotations! Will someone please hand me a barf bag?

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P-40 Warhawk

The Warhawk was designed and built in the United States in 1938 and provided to the British in June1941 (5 months before the US entered WWII) for the Middle East and North African Campaigns as an air superiority fighter and ground attack. While it was quickly overshadowed by the P-51, it was still a very popular export and wound up seeing service in seven different nations flying in three major theaters, North Africa, the Southwest Pacific and China. In all, 13,738 P-40’s were manufactured, making it the third most produced WWII fighter produced by the United States (behind the P-51 and P-47).

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SR-71 Blackbird

The Blackbird is one of the most phenomenal aircraft ever built. Its design and implementation were accelerated by the 1960 downing of Francis Gary Powers U-2 aircraft. The initial design was designated A-12 and was being flown by the CIA by 1963. The SR-71 is a military version that looked similar, but it was longer, carried more fuel and had a second cockpit for a dedicated crewmember to run the reconnaissance equipment (camera, side looking airborne radar and signals intelligence sensors). The SR-71 evaded detection (and being shot down like the U-2!) by utilizing its low radar signature in conjunction with extremely high altitude flight (above 80,000 feet) and it’s blazing speed (Mach 3+).
This high speed created an interesting challenge with the heat was generated. When at speed, the ski got so hot that there was significant expansion of the titanium skin. In order to allow for this skin expansion, the fuselage panels were designed to be loose on the ground (it leaked like a sieve on the ground), but expanded to fill in the gaps and stop leaking once airborne at speed. This generated yet another problem that resulted in launching the SR-71’s with minimal fuel loads and having them immediately re-fuel with specially fit KC-135’s once airborne. Another interesting design for the heat was corrugation of the wings. While it is counter intuitive, major portions of the inboard wings were corrugated. This allowed the skin to expand (flattening the corrugations) at high speed. A smooth skin would have split or curled.

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UH-1 Iroquois (but nicknamed the Huey)

The UH-1 was designed to fulfill the Korean War medevac mission, but didn’t fly until 1959. This iconi aircraft was heavily used in the Vietnam conflict and expanded into civilian use after the conflict ended. There were over 16,000 built between 1956 and 1987 and they were used by all three branches of the US military, 10 foreign militaries and many civilians. The TH-1H variants of the UH-1 is still being flown today by the US Air Force as their rotor-wing training for new pilots…and there are still untold numbers of UH-1 being flown by civilian.

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Who can resist a space shuttle? I actually got to see it lift off down at Cape Canaveral, Florida. I also went down to watch the very last shuttle, Altantis, go up. It was both exciting to be there, but sad, knowing it was the end of an era.

So, I spent so long in there that I ran out of battery. Yes, I did. So, I think I will have to continue my #MarketFriday some time down the road and show you the rest of the place. Including the gft shop, which I will go to first! I promise!

I feel so bad about that, how about I give you a bonus one???

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Wow, I've hears do much of Smithsonian Institution and now I have a chance to see some photos as well. Thank you very much Denise! :)
Here is my entry for this week's edition of #MarketFriday https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@erikah/more-food-and-sweets-for-marketfriday
I wouldn't miss it! :)

Thank you so much, @erikah! The Smithsonian is such a neat place and I am glad to live close enough to peruse through it on a regular basis.

Thank you so much for your support!

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You are my guardian angel Denise! I'll be always grateful for your generosity, always!!! I'm really looking forward to seeing more photos from the Smithsonian :)
Have a wonderful Sunday my dear friend! :) <3

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Take a drink with me while we see those beautiful planes. It will be fun and we will laugh.xoxo
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WOW! Your fingers must be sore! This was so interesting. I love learning more of the history of these aircraft!

Some of the old prop planes looked to classy. Humans have come a long ways in just 100 years.

Awesome photos I did not know any of that about the Blackbird. So cool. Well done Denise! You did a great job on this one :) I don't even have a picture of a bun squeezer!

Hehehe! You know how fast I was pushing this info out and onto the post. I swore I would finish this one before 4am.

I love the old-school planes. They had the lines and were exactly that: classy. No lie.

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You really did well and I am proud of you getting it done a good four hours earlier than usual!

They call me Mr Whipple 😎

Oh!! LOL Don't ask, don't tell I always say!

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Okay, this has to be one of the most amazing places I can ever imagine :-) I can tell the ass end of an SR-71 Blackbird a mile off lol. I had so many models of that as a kid, I never actually realised it was a spy plane though till much later; I always thought it was an early starfighter ;-).

That P-40 Warhawk with it's teeth paintjob is almost legendary in fighter prop planes, although (as you say) when I played a video game set in WW2 they depicted the P-51 "Redtail" Mustang as king of the conflict zone overall. But to think without these early designs that Space Shuttle would have never come about... amazing.

Like I say Denise, you share such interesting content on Steemit, it's easy to get lost in it :-) The fact that you not only capture such detailed shots, but provide very accurate information alongside is truly remarkable work, it shows you genuinely care about what you do.. Bravo! :-)

You would love it here and I am glad I could transport you, if only a bit. Thank you for the best comments ever! I am stepping off to vacation or I would go on and on! Than you truly for being amazing!

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All priase to your efforts is well deverving Denise :-) It's awesome stuff to read and to view.

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WOW this is so cool I want to visit there one day

here is my Market friday post

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I think you should ! It is truly worth the trip and there is so much else to see! Hi, JJ!! Thank yo for supporting #MarketFriday! Tip!

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WOW...WOW ..i want to be there in that museum that is so fascinating to see such a collection of history under one roof. The P-40 Warhawk ... wow... amazing looking bird can't believe they had that design already back in the 30's have never seen this one before. Very interesting post enjoyed every second of reading this knowledgeable post :)

And....Good morning Denise here is my link for @marketfriday have a lovely day and enjoy :))

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I a so glad that you liked the museum! It is one of my favorite places to be with all that airpower. Some day you will have to come see it!

Ahhhhhh...your to kind :))

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OMG i am amazed to see this and most importantly public can visit it superb loved it

Thank you for the visit. It is a very nice public museum and a worthy day visit!

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wow mam @dswigle this is such an awesome information about the historical aircraft's thanks for giving us such knowledge <3

You are so welcome! Thank you for visiting #MarketFriday!

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What a great post Denise! Fantastic post with awesome pictures.
A delight!!
Good weekend!

As always - you amaze me!! How can you get everything done? I have no clue!
We have an air and space museum in San Diego as well. I am sure it is nothing compared to the Smithsonian but still pretty impressive to see. There are always some old "flyboys" hanging around there helping out. Pretty interesting crowd :)

That is so funny! There are always some of the old flyboys here too! Where do they go when they are separated from their toys? Ah, yes! Exactly!

I know you know of the struggles to get it all done and honestly, on some days, I just don't. Especially when working. Speaking of doing it all- hello?? You are the queen of that department!

I do love perusing through the vintage planes and hearing the war stories from the horse's mouth! It is a great way to learn all about it! Thank you for dropping by! I do love seeing you and I have become lazy about getting around so much, but, I am trying to get better at it!

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Wow! What an exhibition! Well I remember those aircrafts, I worked at my dad’s hobby store many years ago! Very original post my dear!
I will post mine later on!

Oh, you are always so sweet, Maru! Thank you so much and yes! It was a most wonderful time perusing the #MarketFriday this week, as you do every week!

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Thank you so much Denise! I really appreciate your kind words! Thank you for the tip!💗🌺🌸
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Udvar Hazy is a very cool place. I take my nephews every couple of years. I’d love to see a launch someday! 🚀

It is such an awesome place! They would love it!!

Now that would be a fun place to shop if you could really buy one and fly it home lol! My market is far less flashy...
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I know, right??? You might be on to something here! LOL Thank you for your support!

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Your market is always incredible with amazing photos..everyone loves space shuttle..good to see you take us to a more different market...it was great and hot at Kumasi Central Market today too.@dswigle thanks always for making steemit fun with us...just drive us home safely with #mf
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The space shuttle is super cool, Sam, my man! I love to peruse through this museum and I know you would too. You are totally right a very different market!

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Hi all! Please check out my 1st market friday entry.
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You have such a great knowledge about aircrafts, Denise. Togehter with your photograpic skills, it made a wonderful article about the Smithsonian Museum.

I loved the Huey, that I could experiance in the early 80ies as a young soldier during a one week long airdrop execrcise with the US-Forces here in Luxembourg. The most impressive was the Hueys approaching us (sitting in groups of 8 i think) in a perfect dark without any lighting (the pilots had googles) to pick us up.

You know I can talk endlessly about them and photography! I am so glad you liked the article.

Isn't the Huey such a cool piece? Of course, when we are young, everything out of the ordinary day is unforgettable, unless that is just me. Those night goggles were cool when they were only military and now they are simply mainstream.

I can only imagine how exciting it was doing the joint exercise. They are still quite cool to work with another nation side by side like that.

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Thanks a lot, Denise! Yes, everything is fine here, hope the same for you!

Have a great weekend, my wonderful friend! :)

You too my wonderful friend! :)

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what a great way to start the day looking at your post and exploring something really unique things wonderful

Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to do so! I hope you had fun and someday participate with your own #MarketFriday! :)

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This is amazing, Denise..You know so much about these planes..

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Spectacular images and so interesting to read about the history of the aircraft.
I must admit I am much impressed by the space shuttle.
It may be silly but I recall the movie "Night an the museum: Battle of the Smithsonian :-)

My market post today is Market Flower Friday 🌹📷

I saw that too! :) Great minds think alike! I love history and aircraft are near and dear to me. I was totally impressed with the space shuttle! How exciting it was to see it and to watch it take off at Cape Canaveral.

I am off to check out your post! Thank you for your participation!

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Informative and a pretty post dswigle.
You had such a beyoutiful post with us.
It delight me a lot.
Thanks for it.

Than you so much. It is really quite an amazing place! Happy for you to stop by #MarketFriday!

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Great friday @dswigle.. this is my first time doing your #marketfriday. Anyway your photos we're awesome and the planes looks great. How I wish I could get myself such shop with planes. And the knowledge about planes to many is such an information. I guess lots of those who love planes will appreciate it more. Thanks for this and God bless you. Here's my entry hope this will be fine.

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I appreciate everyone's presence here on #MarketFriday! Thank you for taking the time to peruse and thank you for the wonderful comment on it.

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Space shuttle wow a bit of jealous hahah just kidding lol loved the awesome pics from there beautiful day you had

Oh, the shuttle was amazing! I went to watch the last one go up and was in awe. A bygone era that I lived to tell. Wow. Thanks for visiting #MarketFriday!

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A remarkable selection of photos with a wealth of information to go with them Denise. I reckon you'd get a job as a guide in a place like that. You obviously love those flying machines and how different they all are! Don't you hate it when you are in the zone, taking great photos and then run out of battery? Yes, you will have to return at a later date to show us what you weren't able to capture in your visit. Resteeming. I love to browse the Market Friday posts. You deserve two days off now. Have a great weekend.

Hehehe! I would love to be a guide there! To be able to touch and caress the bodies of such awesomeness. I do love those airplanes and the history behind it all.

Oh, running out of battery? Oh!! The absolute worst, I swear! Can you believe that? I surely will return at a later day, most likely after vacation and will just do a post to show off what was forgotten, I do not want to bore you people with a redundant post on the same thing. Although, I do lots of food markets! :)

I guess that is how it started, we only did those markets and I branched out for fun!

Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and showing my posts so much love, they are bursting at the seams. xoxo Tip!

It’s always a pleasure to absorb every word you write and view with pleasure your wonderful photos that accompany them. Somehow I don’t there would be too many people bored with a few more details of this superb display Denise.....besides, I’d love to see what they have in their store. Did I hear you say the word, ‘Vacation?’ Do have a destination or a plan in mind? I’m sure whatever or wherever you may go, just knowing that a vacation is imminent, you will be enjoying the anticipation in the meantime. Many thanks for your kind tip. You, and it are much appreciated . 🌺

I have left and on my way !! Vacation is always sweet! South America and a Caribbean cruise are on the docket!

Au Revoir! xoxox

Awesome.......have an absolutely wonderful vacation Denise . One cruise is never enough is it? Enjoy every wonderful moment and I look forward to seeing your pics when you get home. Au Revoir! 🛳⛱🏝🥂🍧🍹

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I love visiting that museum, it has the coolest planes ever. I take my grandsons when we visit DC and they love seeing the planes. Great post Denise.
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This is the one they built out by Dulles Airport, actually in Chantilly because the Smithsonian downtown would not have enough room, so they built this annex out here!

It is all about the planes. Very different from the one downtown, and of course, they are both so cool!!

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That is so cool, I so did not know that, awesome

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Wonderful place to walk around... I like planes and we can watch the history of the plane development by time...

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day my friend...

Thank you so much for taking a stroll around the museum. It is an awesome way to spend a day! Have a great day and come again! Every Friday! :)

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That blackbird is a cool looking bird. I will have to remember to take some photos tomorrow when I am out and about. Still Thursday where I am:)

It's still Thursday, but, there are so many in Europe that get up and want to link it, so I try to have the post ready and available.

Thank you! I look forward to seeing yours!

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I did look at the clock and realized it had just turned midnight where you were. In Vancouver I am behind just about everyone:)

I know!! And in the Philippines, they are a whole day ahead of me! :)

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I participated in this wonderful initiative sometimes back and it was wonderful, will be coming in today as well. Tanx for this initiative @dswigle... Anyway great historical background for the various aircraft, my pick will be SR 71 BLACKBIRD

Thank you! I look forward to your post. Don't forget to drop the link in here! Have a great #MarketFriday!

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ah really wanted to have such a gift. perfect place!

I know, right? Now, if I could only have one of those shuttles.... :)

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This was completely a new experience to see along so beautiful place you have showed us today wow : )

I hope you had a great time! Happy #MarketFriday!

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Oh boy! I'd be like a kid in a toy shop there. The Pitts is by far my favourite plane. "The Porsche of the sky!!"

I was lucky enough to go for an aerobatic flight in one many years ago... the best experience ever!! Such a beautiful plane!!

It is the absolute first plane I think of when someone mentions aerobatics! You probably were never the same after that. :)

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I remember it like it was yesterday! Haven't found anything that compares yet!

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Holy moly what a long way we have come in such a short time. From the biplane to the shuttle all in less than a 100 years?
Love this post Denise and especially the shuttle that I never got to see lift off.
I saw the shuttle at the NASA facility in Florida but would have loved to see a launch.
I did see a Blackbird flying low over the hills a few years ago. It was pretty incredible to see it pass over the motorway.
My post for this excellent contest with lots of fancy handbags Arabian market

Wow this is a great museum! I love the old planes.

This is my post about #marketfriday :)
https://steemit.com/streetphotography/@matajingga/buying-dreams

I must say is a good initiative ....this has given us the opportunity to know more and the kind of products to purchase ....am happy to be part of this # marketfriday challenge.
https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@awuahbenjamin/market-friday-goes-to-koraf-mall.....
...hoping to contribute more...Tank you........please help with suggestion......

They all look wonderful
I hope to have someday one of these but is not available in my country

It is a museum and some of the things are not from the US, but other counties as well.

I'm from Palestine and these are not available here

I understand

You never cease to surprise and amaze us with the originality of your #marketfriday posts, Denise! How amazing! Cheers, sweetie, here is my post today!

https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@nolasco/marketfriday-initiated-by-dswigle-siem-reap-night-market-camboja

What an awesome way to spend market Friday! I've shared your post, and I'm dropping my own link here: https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@keithboone/market-friday-the-oreos-capper-or-being-banished-to-the-mall

Exquisite post @dswigle! I feel thoroughly educated on planes now, soaked up so much great history that now I can take the rest of the afternoon off! 😉 Part of why I love living in California...we have stuff like you mentioned, movie stars like Harrison Ford crash landing planes on local golf courses! A few weeks ago Ted Koppel from Nightline stopped me on the sidewalk while I was jogging & asked me for directions to CVS Pharmacy 😄 Anyway, I digress... California not only has celebrities, but also Nuts! (I won't make the little jab there that I know I could) Here's my latest excursion to The Nuthouse!
https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@denisechips/welcome-to-the-nuthouse-market-friday-goes-nuts

Here is my entry Denise.........leaving it a little late, I know, But hopefully got it in by the skin of my teeth. (:

https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@trudeehunter/redcliffe-jetty-markets-part-2

Wow! There's a pool of knowledge in your post. I feel your passion. Thank you so much for sharing, Ma'am Denise. Here my entry to #marketfriday:
https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@gingbabida/small-but-terrible-market

Good morning Denise, what a dream of a place to visit - I certainly would love to go. I also think this museum has been in a film, I forget which one though. Incredible pictures, the Blackbird is so impressive and I love the angle you captured the Space Shuttle from. I did my Market Friday on a Thursday this week - taught me well that Old Guy ;-)

https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@c0ff33a/market-friday-goes-to-a-coffee-shop-and-roastery-with-c0ff33a

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LOL That keeps them on their toes!

working together will make us reach at the top...
just like your post willing to do @dexter-k

great post, happy that I felt when I was there and got there. but it is impossible because I am far away.
https://steemit.com/monochromefriday/@alika/a-grouse-monocrome-saturday-ef0609d73810c

I LOVE this museum. I spent a couple of full days there last trip to DC. As well as so many more. So much to see and do, and not open long enough during the day. I'm pretty sure one could spend six months on the Mall and all the places to see. Thanks for the great post about this wonderful part of historical preservation.

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