that ended our tour of the most famous monuments of Washington,
we spent the rest of our stay visiting museums, among which the
National Museum of America (where we found TONS of things about
so many various subjects!!), and the Smithsonian National Air
and Space Museum, which was very interesting, aside from the fact
that it seems only America has conquered air and space: the other
countries are barely mentioned, except America's Allies, and the
countries America defeated during the Second World War, or the
countries America overrun in this conquest.
for instance, were scarcely mentioned about the conquest of the
Air at the beginning of the century, except for Louis Blériot
(he crossed the Channel), and they still mention the Wright Brothers
as those who were the first men to fly on a plane… Well depending
on what you consider "flying on a plane", it was a Frenchman
named Clément Ader, who, on board of his "Eole", flew
over 300 meters on the 10/14/1897!…
according to the museum, "Cyrano de Bergerac" is a French
poet (his creator, the French author Edmond Rostand, must be tossing
in his grave!) who dreamt of traveling from the Earth to the Moon,
and the French have two aircraft carriers, the "Fausch"
and the "Clemancau" (… Correct spelling "Foch"
& "Clemenceau")… I mean I would accept that from
any fellow inside the United states (the American Citizens are
not supposed to know everything about France of course!), but
not from a National museum! So okay, they did mention a
few things about France, we should be happy. We are, but they
could have mentioned them correctly, which we believe is the task
of a National museum…!
this was a bit for our French ego!