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National Capitol, Washinton, DC

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. is a federal district, distinct from the states, to serve as the permanent
national capital. The city is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is
bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides.
The District has a resident population of about 600,000. The population during the
workweek rises to over one million. The Washington metropolitan area, which includes
the area of D.C., has a population of 5.3 million.

The Washington Monument

The monument was damaged during the Virginia earthquake of August 23, 2011 and Hurricane Irene in the same year; it remains closed
to the public while the structure is assessed and repaired. The National Park Service estimates the monument will be closed until 2014.
Difficulties in repair include complexities such as the time needed to erect scaffolding.

Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states of Maryland and Virginia

(L) The Capitol viewed from the Washington Monument
(R) The stature of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincon Memorial

The Washington Monument is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool.

The U.S. Capitol building and the pond

The Capitol building

The Capitol building and a goose

Washington, D.C. is a planned city. The design for the City of Washington was largely the
work of Piere C. L'Enfant, a French-born architect, engineer, and city planner.
President Washington empowered L'Enfant to plan the layout of the new capital in 1791.
L'Enfant's plan was modeled in the Baroque style and incorporated avenues radiating
out from rectangles, providing room for open space and landscaping. His design also
envisioned a garden-lined "grand avenue 1.6 km in length and 120 m wide in the area
that is now the National Mall.

The National Mall, which links the Capitol, Washington Memorial and Lincoln Memorial buildings
was the 1901 Mc Millan Plan.

The city plan was finalized by McMillan in 1901. It included the re-landscaping of Capitol
grounds and the Mall, constructing new Federal buildings and monuments, clearing slums,
and establishing a citywide park system. Architects recruited by the committee kept
much of the city's original layout, and their work is thought to be largely in keeping
with L'Enfant's intended design.

( Source: Wikipedia )

A welcome message to the White House and a side gate, which is not open to public.

The northern wall of White House and a police car

A souvenir photo shot at the south fence of the White House

A lovely squirrel in the national park of District of Columbia

The Washington Monument and a flower in a park

The Department of Treasury and the official, surrounded by packages of newly minted currency,
counting and wrapping dollar bills. Washington, D.C., 1907

Seals of the Department of Treasury, United States

(L) Cherry trees are in full bloom at Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, photographed in April
(R) Beautiful cherry trees link around the Tidal Basin. Washington Monument is visible, in the distance.

(L) The photograph shows the White House in a snowy Christmas time, in December
(R) A tourist is enjoying the eastern end of the National Mall and the capitol ground in early spring., April

(L) A cherry-blossom parade on the Constitution Avenue (R) Miss Cherry Blossom Queen contest in D.C
Both photos were taken in April

A cherry blossom parade is in progress on the Constitution Avenue.
Both photos were taken in April

A cherry blossom parade held in 2011 (Source:NHK TV April12, 2011)

Smoking ban in the District of Columbia

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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. Miyamoto, in October 2010,
unless otherwise described. Information about the damage to the Washington Monument by
the 2011 Virginia Earthquake, occurred in August 2011, and it under repair works,
was added in 2012.

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