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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:59 PM

The somewhat hidden ruins of the US Capitol building deep in a forest in Washington D.C.



The title had me wondering if this video was some right wing nut job's fever dream...

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Reply The somewhat hidden ruins of the US Capitol building deep in a forest in Washington D.C. (Original post)
WhoIsNumberNone Apr 7 OP
soothsayer Apr 7 #1
ShazzieB Apr 7 #5
soothsayer Apr 7 #6
elleng Apr 7 #2
Wounded Bear Apr 7 #3
peppertree Apr 7 #4
bucolic_frolic Apr 7 #7
appalachiablue Apr 7 #8
aggiesal Apr 7 #9
3catwoman3 Apr 7 #12
aggiesal Apr 7 #13
3catwoman3 Apr 7 #14
StClone Apr 7 #10
3catwoman3 Apr 7 #11
Rhiannon12866 Apr 8 #15

Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 03:25 PM

1. Was expecting to see the arboretum ones but rock creek park is cool too

Will have to explore one day

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:31 PM

5. If you mean the columns at the Arboretum, they're in there, too.

He eventually drives over there, later in the video.

I did not know about any of this myself. It's pretty interesting!

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:36 PM

6. Oh yes, I watched the whole thing, all the way to the end

I love the arboretum and am familiar with the columns, but like I said the rock creek park thing was new. Actually it seemed familiar, like Id heard about it once, but definitely have not seen the boneyard.

Actually, he mentions broken columns at the arboretum and now I want to go back and find those too.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 03:46 PM

2. Thanks.

Near our old house; didn't know it was there.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:01 PM

3. This showed up in an episode of NCIS as a crime scene...

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:27 PM

4. Sounds like the makings for the next 'National Treasure' plot

This is the DU member formerly known as sandensea.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:39 PM

7. Hope they protect them from rocknappers

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:42 PM

8. Thanks, we lived there & never knew

about riding horses in Rock Creek Park, too bad.

Teddy Roosevelt rode up Wisc. Ave./Tenleytown to Belt Rd. on horseback.

I took classes at the Arboretum, those columns could be re-purposed to grace another building, garden or setting that's more accessible to the public.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:41 PM

9. And he has an Arsenal Hat, way to go! n/t

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:57 PM

12. I noticed that, too.

Our sons, 28 and 31, are long time Arsenal fans.

(Ill watch just to drool over Mikel Arteta.)

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:23 PM

13. Arsenal fan since 1992, almost 29 years n/t

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:23 PM

14. Our younger son managed to convince my husband that a good...

...college graduation gift would be a trip to London to see an Arsenal game. My husband agreed, so both our sons went, along with one of their best buds/teammate from their time at Carthage College in Kenosha WI, where all 3 had been on the men's soccer team together.

They had a great time, including a personal tour of the training facility and locker room. Quite luxurious.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:47 PM

10. Yes I've seen it-spent some time birding there

Looking for a Rock Wren (I have a fevered imagination too, guy). A Rock Wren would be a crazy find in DC, as I think there was one record in 2015 in Maryland. I walked many of the trails, looked for the "murder site" and saw the pool and columns in another area. Good diversion after a week in DC. We took public bus to get there then a taxi.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:55 PM

11. We live in the area for 8 years, during my husband's last Air Force...

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...assignment at Andrews. Never heard about either of those sites.

How interesting, and a bit melancholy.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:31 AM

15. Wow! Fascinating bit of history!

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