Home to national monuments that mark the development of the United States, Washington DC is a capital built on an epic scale.
Dominated by marble, monuments and museums in the shadow of the Capitol dome and leading to the nation's gathering place the National Mall, the seat of United State's Government and the world's first planned capital is, in short, impressive.
The cityscape of Washington DC represents a marriage of art and geometry, the skyscrapers that dominate other large cities are absent here. From the Capitol, to the White House, politics is this city's business.
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For first-timers to Washington the White House is a must. Home to every president but George Washington, it is a structure at the center of world history.
From the home of some of the most powerful men in the world other attractions include;
- The Capitol - Home of the Senate and the House of Representatives
- The towering obelisk that is the Washington Monument is visible from nearly everywhere in Washington DC
- The Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR (Franklin D Roosevelt) Memorials
- National Cathedral built like a traditional European cathedral, this example has Darth Vader as a gargoyle.
- Smithsonian Museums - the national archive of everything American, 16 in all, from the Freer Gallery to the American History Museum, all clustered around the National Mall
Beyond politics Washington DC owes its birth to Pierre-Charles L'Enfant who created a draft of the city. The newborn city saw fast growth immediately as its importance on the world stage grew.
In line with that tourism in the city has steadily grown and it is not always possible to find cheap hotels in Washington at short notice.
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