In Photos: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is one of my great loves. Any mention of the city conjures fond memories of the four years I spent living there and loving every minute of it. It is the city where I moved at age 18 to attend college, made lifelong friends, and spent my free time exploring the history and culture that makes Washington, D.C. so unique.
Visitors are typically in awe of the amount of monuments, museums and attractions that are packed into the less than 70 square miles that is the United States’ Capital. Many of the city’s most famous buildings are the ones that have shaped the United States’ history and political landscape such as the White House, the US Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. In addition, the numerous monuments and museums add further historical significance and honor influential people.
I never know where to start when I land in D.C. My visits usually involve a combination of catching up with friends, wandering through my college campus to visit my favorite haunts, and choosing something new on my never-ending Washington, D.C. to-do list (which has been growing since I landed in D.C. over seven years ago). Last weekend’s trip was my February installment of Take 12 Trips and it was the perfect opportunity to visit friends, watch my alma mater win its basketball game, and visit some D.C. attractions old and new. What did I see this time? The US Capitol Building, the Botanical Gardens, the Museum of American History, the World War II Monument and lastly, in honor of President’s Day this weekend (and Monday off), the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial.
I plan to do a more comprehensive post on what a visitor should do while in my adopted home, but until then here is my photo essay from a glorious and snowy weekend in the District of Columbia.
Until next time, D.C.!
Is Washington D.C. somewhere you would like to visit? If you have been share some of your favorite places in the city in the comments!