Washington, DC, is America’s capital.
It also was my home from 1998 – 2005.
During a recent trip back, I spent time visiting dear friends and wandering around “the District” with my camera.
The Lincoln Memorial
Located alongside the Potomac River and directly across from the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial may be my favorite structure on the National Mall.
Officially opened in 1922, Honest Abe’s memorial is a marvel of majestic marble; featuring colossal columns and a gigantic statue of the 16th President of the USA.
The Washington Monument
Perhaps the most iconic structure in DC, the Washington Monument honors America’s first President.
Constructed of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, the Monument is the world’s tallest stone structure and the world’s tallest obelisk: standing 555 feet 5 1⁄8 inches.
Baseball: America’s Pastime
Washington, DC, has been home to three different Major League Baseball teams.
From 1901 – 1960, the Washington Nationals called the District home.
From 1961 – 1971, the Senators were Washington’s home team.
Most recently, baseball returned to DC in 2005; when the Montreal Expos relocated and became the new Washington Nationals.
Exploring the National Mall
The National Mall is DC’s #1 tourist destination.
At 146 acres, this park is home to presidential monuments, war memorials, the Smithsonian Museum, the Capitol Building and the White House.
Surrounding the mall is a maze of historic streets, colonial buildings and the government that makes America run.