Criss Cross

In National Harbor, Maryland

A solitary white-sailed boat on the Potomac sharing the scene with the Woodrow Wilson Bridge crossing from Maryland to Alexandria Virginia.

The pointy building in the top left of the shot is the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. It’s an odd building with a weird history and some strange exhibits, but kind of worth checking out. One of its one-of-a-kind features is its pair of elevators. You can take them from the ground floor to the top of the building to get to the observation deck. Sounds mundane, but the uniqueness is that the elevators don’t go straight up and down; they rise on a diagonal. So much so that they are pretty far apart at the bottom but right next to each other at the top. Apparently, there are just a few elevators in the world that move like that.

“Sailing
Takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
Soon I will be free

Fantasy
It gets the best of me
When I’m sailing

All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me?”

From “Sailing” by Christopher Cross

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