Chany's Trip to Washington DC 2003

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Washington, DC, USA

Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington, DC is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nationís capital. All three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the District: Congress (legislative), president (executive), and the U.S. Supreme Court (judicial).
The United States Capitol, also known as the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
Standing at 169 meters tall is the Washington Monument, an obelisk located on the National Mall. It is the world's tallest obelisk, completed in 1888. It was the tallest structure in the world until it was overtaken by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889.
This is a view of the White House, from the base of the Washington Monument. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
Located at the western end of the National Mall is the Lincoln Memorial. Inside the Greek Doric styled temple is a large seated sculture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It was very busy at this memorial when I visited it.
This is the view of the National Mall, looking east from the Lincoln Memorial, with the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in the foreground, and the Washington Monument in the distance. Unfortunately, the pool was drained during my visit.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is the most visited museum in the United States. I enjoyed viewing the artifacts of space travel on display. It was interesting to see how small the spacecraft really were in real life.

Washington DC Trip - Prologue

Being in the capital of the USA was an interesting experience. The symbols of American power and influence, as I had seen on TV back home in Canada, were now in front of me in real life.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about this trip or travelling in general!

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