My first visit to Washington DC was a week which gave me the chance to see a wide variety of aspects of the city ranging from monuments and parks to government buildings and museums (especially the the famed Smithsonian). A big plus is that just about everything is free! My second trip centered on a quick trip around the monuments of the mall, including many new ones. The third was some good food, Ford’s Theater, and the National Gallery of Art. (1997,2011,2019)
Pretty much everyone is familiar with this house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Here’s a view of Capitol Hill and a detail of its rotunda inside
The Washington Memorial is a well-known symbol of the city.
The Korean Conflict monument boasts a striking line of statues of soldiers and an impressively carved wall of granite.
Outside of Ford’s Theater where Lincoln was shot
Formerly known as the historic Post Office Tower on my first visit, this historic building has sadly now been turned into just another Trump Tower–but it does have an admittedly beautiful foyer with steel girders and a huge skylit bar.
My friend and I got to sit in on a session of the Supreme Court and funnily enough it ended up they were hearing a case from my home state of Mississippi!
Out on the DC metro
Views from the Washington Monument