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Washington DC area display

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:31 am
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

To any DC area members (this means you, Emily) (anyone else?), or anyone who is going to visit DC this summer (e.g. Brickfest), there's a great display at the National Geographic Museum. Here's how they describe it:
Experience life in the year 1271 through models of the crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers and the Middle Eastern bazaar at Aleppo. Detailed scale models peopled by more than 2,000 figurines show the Knights Hospitaller under siege in the castle and the bustling Aleppo marketplace at the crossroads of Islamic and Christian trading routes and cultures.

There's a huge scale model of a castle under siege that fills most of a room and lots of photos and descriptions of castle architecture. The National Geographic headquarters is about three blocks north of the White House (and a block from my wife's workplace). The museum is free and only takes a few minutes to walk through if you don't stop to stare at every detail of the model castle.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:01 am
by wunztwice
I would absolutley love to see this, but alas I have to work fires all summer. If anyone goes PLEASE take pictures (if you can) and post them here on CC. Thanks so much!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:01 am
by Bruce N H
Hey Chris,

I would have already posted pics, but there are signs forbidding it all over the display. I considered doing it surreptitiously, but the museum is pretty small and the guard could easily see.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:18 pm
by Legendary_Corsair
Thats true and we don't want people to do any thing against the rule there just to post pics here,But.....