Roundel with Emperor John II Comnenus. Period: Byzantine, ca. 1110 – 1118. Material: marble. The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., except for federal holidays.
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
Price: 47.03 Euro
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Experience a whole different side of Washington, DC during our Monuments By Night tour! Climb into our all-electric Red Roadsters and tour the National Mall in style while enjoying the moonlit magic of the monuments, White House, and Capitol Hill!
-Fully narrated tour
-See the sights illuminated at night
-All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
-Meet your guide outside and then hop into your electric cart, a comfortable and efficient way to get around the downtown area. Each electric cart has room for seven passengers plus a guide.
Move through the major monument areas, marveling at the dramatic effect of the floodlights on the stately architecture. Admire the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Luther King Memorial, bathed in indirect light from the Tidal Basin. Take in the FDR Memorial with its cascading waterfalls and sculptures depicting President Roosevelt’s four terms. See the illuminated Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Then visit the WWI and WWII Memorials, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and, finally, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Continue past Washington DC’s most famous address: the White House. Keep your camera ready to test out your night photography skills as you stop at the sites.
Continue on towards Capitol Hill to be astounded by the Capitol Building. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for some recommendations for the rest of your stay in the city.
Your eco-friendly, open-air electric cart allows you to enjoy fresh air and great views as you tour the city. Your guide also points out festivals, exhibits, demonstrations or special events that may be occurring in this lively city.
After a 2-hour tour, you’ll return to the Smithsonian complex where your tour ends.
One of the trophies the Venetians brought back from Constantinople in 1204 is still visible in #Venezia today (but almost nobody notices it): the medallion of a #Byzantine emperor set into a wall above the doors of the small court of Campiello de Cà Angaran.
The medallion has a counterpart in the Dumbarton Oaks collections (a roundel acquired in Veneto in the mid-19thC). The twin medallions were probably part of the same ensemble: the Byzantine emperors might be Alexios I & John II, father & son who reigned jointly btw 1092 and 1118. (Source: @ParvaVox via Twitter)