Buildings in Washington D.C.

It’s enjoyable and free to look at buildings while travelling. In this post, I will show you some photos from a memorable journey to Washington D.C. this summer. For earlier posts on D.C.: George Mason Memorial, Constitution Gardens, The U.S. Navy Memorial and World War II Memorial.

Everything is within walking distance, but if you want to see a lot in one day, the metro transport is recommendable. We booked a free guided tour inside the Capitol and were able to attend a meeting in the House of Representatives.

The Area around Capitol Hill

Washington Capitol Hill

Washington Capitol Hill

Washington DC Capitol Hill James Madison Memorial Building

Washington DC Capitol Hill James Madison Memorial Building, World’s largest library, Independence Avenue

Washington Capitol Rotunda

Washington Capitol Rotunda

Washington Capitol area

Washington Capitol area

Washington Congress Jefferson Library Building

Washington Congress Jefferson Library Building

Washington Congress Jefferson's Library Building

Washington Congress Jefferson’s Library Building

Washington Congress Jefferson Library Building

Washington Congress Jefferson Library Building

 

The Supreme Court at 1st Street, East Capitol Street, and 2nd Street. The Supreme Court is the judiciary branch of the US Government and significant to the Constitution. It was established in 1787 at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention. This building in Corinthian Style is from 1935 designed by Cass Gilbert.

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court Detail

Washington Supreme Court detail

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

Washington Supreme Court

 

The Federal Triangle the Penn Quarter. The FBI in so-called Brutal Style

 

The National Archives and The Department of Justice in the Penn Quarter

 

The White House

We booked a hotel not too far from the White House. I love and respect your President, so I was happy to walk by and even run in the Memorial Parks and the National Mall. Nine years ago on my first visit, I avoided The White House. George Washington chose this site for The White House. Theodore Roosevelt named it “The White House” a hundred years later in 1902. The first president to live here was John Adams in 1800. It was burned down by The English in 1812 and restored in 1817 and then occupied by President James Monroe.

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In an upcoming post, I will show pictures from memorials and Arlington Cemetery.

4 Comments »

  1. So good to see the photos of your visit to DC. I was there for three days in 1999, with a friend. We started to look at all the buildings – got sidetracked visiting the Holocaust museum. We went back there the next day too so we didn’t see all the things that you did. I’m not sorry we visited the museum but am sad we didn’t get a chance to see more. We did get to Arlington and a few other famous places.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind comment. It’s overwhelming to be able to see so much in some short days. We were there for eight days and only, in the end, did we learn to use the metro. Now, looking at my photos I I wish to go back to see more details and things I only learn about now

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