Washington DC, 2017Originally a couple farms and a lot of swamp, recently the disdain of the American voter. It's a monumental Capital location, with a couple hundred years of growth and building to impress.
The ArrivalI was working in DC for a government agency in 2017, and so had plenty of time to take pictures and wander over the course of my time there. One weekend, I flew my son out to see the city because he had been asking about it for years.
GovernmentAs the seat of power, pretty much the entire government is housed here, with many buildings housing those working for various agencies and departments and some to just say "Look, here, Big.". The city was based on a very 18th century French layout, making these areas navigable and walkable.
MonumentsAnother function of the capital is to memorialize our greater leaders and heroes. Several grand monuments to them have been built over the years and they are very hard to miss.
Historical SitesA bit of history has happened here and a lot is of that history - some 154 million items - is housed in the museum system. The Smithsonian Institution is a national treasure.
ParksOk, I slacked here. I'll update the post when I get more on the next trip!
D.C. is almost one big park. Things are everywhere, around every corner.
SummaryWashington DC is an amazing city. Pretty expensive to stay in, and areas more than a mile North or East of Downtown can be a tad risky to visit.
Cherry Blossom time (late March to mid April) is probably the best, but also the busiest time. It is the most expensive with the most going on.