It Snows in Washington D.C!

Snowing Washington

It is snowing in Washington D.C. When we got out of the Smithsonian Station of the Blue Line Metro and went to the National Art Gallery East Building (designed by I.M.Pei), it started to rain. When we finished our tour to the National Art Gallery, it was still raining but mixed with snow. Very soon, it was completely snowing. How exciting! This is the first snow I saw in America and it is also the first snow after I moved to Shanghai ten years ago.

At night, it started to snow heavily. I guess tomorrow, when I wake up, it should be completely white outside. I like to see the scene before I leave Washington but I worry a little bit about the Interstate Expressway tomorrow back to New York. It will be very bad if the highway is paused due to icy road. From Greyhound’s website, it has paused its operation in Chicago area. It was reported it will be windy and snowy in Boston tomorrow. What my friend reader said the only thing I can enjoy in Boston if it snows is to drink hot chocolate and enjoy the warm hotel room.

The Modern Millie

We went to the Kennedy Center for Performing Art for The Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was a wonderful musical, but of cause, it brought big challenges for my English listening comprehension. I could understand music part very well though. It is a funny story with a surprising ending. However, I am not feeling good that the bad guys in the play came from Hong Kong and they spoke Cantonese and whenever they came out, there had to be an English subtitle on top of the screen. The image normal American see about China is still at the old ages. I remember when we watched the Nutcrackers in Lincoln Center in NYC, the actors and actress for the tea dressed old fashioned Chinese clothes (which is very ugly).

Washinig Pictures

Here are some pictures I took in Washington D.C. Of cause, they are the pictures I took yesterday when it didn’t snow yet.

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© Jian Shuo Wang.

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Lincoln Memorial before the reflection pool.

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Washington DAC Building

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Bench on the National Mall

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Metro Map of Washington. I really enjoy the metro system, especially the $6.50 One Day Pass Metro Card.

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Roof of the White House (in the middle of the image)

This Blog Mentioned by Big Media Again

P.S. Richard and Lisa informed me that my blog was mentioned on today’s New York Times. It is a big surprise for me. :D Thanks for notifying me about it.

2 thoughts on “It Snows in Washington D.C!

  1. YingZ

    It is kinda interesting and strange at the same time that Chinese people have this fixture to represent how mordern they are to the outside world, I’d say it’s almost a hobby. Something to do with Mianzi maybe?

    The Chinese have strong ‘stereotype’ image about everyone else as well. It’s cultureally unavoidable.

    There is no need to take offence in stereotypying Chinese because in most of the cases (eg NutCracker) it was constructed from an art or performing point of the view.

    Nutcrackers was written 2 centries ago, to cast it in a way that reflects the development in the last 150 years or so would be ridiculous or requires major adaptation.

  2. YingZ

    It is kinda interesting and strange at the same time that Chinese people have this fixture to represent how mordern they are to the outside world, I’d say it’s almost a hobby. Something to do with Mianzi maybe?

    The Chinese have strong ‘stereotype’ image about everyone else as well. It’s cultureally unavoidable.

    There is no need to take offence in stereotypying Chinese because in most of the cases (eg NutCracker) it was constructed from an art or performing point of the view.

    Nutcrackers was written 2 centries ago, to cast it in a way that reflects the development in the last 150 years or so would be ridiculous or requires major adaptation.

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