Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday in DC
I did get to see the Hope Diamond, which I guess is impressive but it really isn't as big as you might expect it to be in person. They have the diamond in a glass case on a pedestal that rotates in order to view it from all four sides of the case. You pretty much have to force and weasel your way up to the glass because that's what everyone else is doing. It sits about waist high, which may or may not be the best idea because if you are not up against the glass you pretty much can't see anything. I would think a higher vantage point would give more people the ability to see without having to step on small children (not that I mind that.). Also, I didn't realize when I snapped this picture of the diamond that Will and Olivia were standing on the opposite side from me. Happy coincidence.