Washington, D.C. is the capital of United States. It was formerly the District of Columbia. It is situated on the country’s East coast, alongside the Potomac River. It was approved as the capital in 1790. It includes parts of Maryland and Virginia State. It is named after one of the founding fathers of United States, George Washington. The city of Washington was established in 1791 to serve as a new capital. Many national monuments and museums are situated in Washington and most of them are located in National Mall. Almost 176 foreign embassies are part of this city. There are multiple places in this capital city which attract the foreigners and tourists. Some of them are:
All around the world, it is recognized as the symbol of United States. It is a Dome shaped building and is inspired by the dome of St. Peters in Rome. It stands out among all the buildings in Washington. It was built in 1793. On one side there is a huge facade where the newly elected presidents normally take the oath, while on the other side there is a beautiful marble terrace which gives an overview of the city.
The White house is an official residence of the president of the United States. It was built in 1792 by James Hoban. The interior includes a huge state dining room, a magnificent ballroom. There are some other rooms as well, like Red, Blue, Green and East rooms. As the name indicates, it is completely white from the outside. It is a huge building and can be spotted easily once you enter the city. Except George Washington, all the presidents of United States have lived here. That’s why all the tourist like to visit this glorious building.
Out of all the memorials in Washington, Lincoln Memorial is the most loved one. It stands by the reflecting pool and is at the far end of the mall. In the middle, there is a 19-foot marble statue of Abraham Lincoln which is surrounded by 36 columns. These 36 columns actually represent the 36 states which were present at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s death. Daniel Chester French, one of the most famous sculptor, designed this monument.
Washington Monument is an identity and a famous icon of National Mall. It is a 555-foot tall shaft, situated in the middle of Mall. At the base, it is surrounded by 50 flags of America. There is an elevator that can take you right at the top of it and you can see an Ariel view of the city from up there.
National Air and Space Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world. It has a huge collection of aircraft and space crafts which includes original 1903 Wright Brothers Flyer and Apollo 11 command module as well. It not only explains the history and working of flyers but it also explains the working of an international space station.
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