This is my third visit to DC and as always, I am loving it. Not because of the politics – but the city itself. Unlike many major US cities, DC is a delight to be in. There are no massively tall buildings blocking the view (due to the 1899 Heights of Buildings Act that stops buildings being taller than the Capitol or the width of the adjacent street plus 20 feet).
You can walk around much of DC, or use the Metro. I’ve found the taxi service variable but a lot cheaper than NZ – the maximum fare for anywhere within DC is $18!
Also so many good bars and cafes. I am staying with a friend near 18th Street in Morgan-Adams which has lots of bars and cafes.
But most of all I love the parks and the monuments. So much heritage here.
A state of FDR and his dog. I am very amused that I just tried to Google the name of his dog and the filter at the Heritage Foundation (a conservative thinktank where I am today) blocked it as a banned term!!
I have got around that and discovered it was Fala. His name was used as an identification question during the Battle of the Bulge!
Also part of the memorial which was established just a decade ago in 1997.
Most people should recognise Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.
This is the view of the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial at the south end of it. The US Capitol is at the far end.
The Korean War Memorial.
A very apt saying – one we forget too often.
The WWII Memorial is in the middle of the National Mall and is even more recent than the FDR memorial – established only in 2004.
And everyone should know 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.Tags: DPF, United States, Washington DC