All 3 Branches of the US Government and Washington Monument, Washington, DC

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The Capitol Building from the National Mall, Washington, DC on 1 SEP 99.

Jenny started her new job in Washington, DC at Berlitz Language Center in Washington Square by Farragut North Metro stop.  I had the day off so I took the Metro into work (the DC Metro is a modern mass transportation system that is almost unequaled in America, although the European public transportation is much better than anything in America--despite the fact the DC Metro cars are made in Italy) and then set off to see if I could visit all 3 branches of the US Government in 1 day.  Before I got started at the US Capitol Building, I saw there was no lines to go up into the Washington Monument due the construction and refurbishment going on with tons of scaffolding, so I decided to take a look from "the top" first.

The King of Beers outflanks the Washington Monument, Washington, DC on 1 SEP 99. Anheuser Busch and Budweiser need to pay me for this shot!
  Then I discovered why there were no lines at the Washington Monument--the scaffolding blocked a clear view out of the windows at the top.  Not sure why they decided to block the view with scaffolding and the green mesh, but it was hard to see anything, unfortunately.

I was amused by the protestors in front of the US Capitol steps but was annoyed at all the construction, including the tarps and scaffolds around the Capitol Dome, inside and out.

More protestors were camped out in front of the US Supreme Court, but the White House was interesting.  It was the first time I had been able to see our government buildings in our nation's capital city.

I just hope Anheuser Busch and the Budweiser folks pay me for the free advertising photos!

 

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