TechWomen in Washington DC

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Yesterday very early, the TechWomen mentors and mentees arrived in Washington DC. Starting tomorrow, we will participate in workshops and meetings and events at the US State Department. This weekend, we are exploring the American capital.

We started with a short self-guided walking tour of the White House. I had not been there since I was a little girl – it seems smaller now! The symbolism and discussion of each item and decoration in every room – both by the visitors (and reportedly by the White House Historical Association started by then-First-Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) are intense. There was no object that the guard-guides in each of the few rooms on the tour could not discuss in fascinating detail – except the rugs and curtains which apparently get worn and swapped out too often for much to be said about them. I only have not-very-good cell phone pictures because no cameras (or almost anything else) are allowed in.

Yesterday afternoon, I visited the charming Folger Shakespeare Library and garden (and bought an addition to my Shakespeare garden book collection). Then my mentee and I walked to the historic and lovely Islamic Center. A small TechWomen group enjoyed dinner at Mio Puerto Rican Restaurant.

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Images Copyright 2012 by Katy Dickinson

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