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The capitol

In a few words: What a great city! We have to see so much more of this city, so I'm sure that we come back here someday!!!

It was a really hot day!! We only saw the most famous buildings and memorials on the National Mall.

Some information about it from Wikipedia:

1. Washington Monument
2. National Museum of American History
3. National Museum of Natural History
4. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
5. West Building of the National Gallery of Art
6. East Building of the National Gallery of Art
7. United States Capitol
8. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
9. United States Botanic Garden

10. National Museum of the American Indian
11. National Air and Space Museum
12. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
13. Arts and Industries Building
14. Smithsonian Institution Building
15.

from nearby
Freer Gallery of Art
16. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
17. National Museum of African Art

This USGS satellite image of the National Mall (proper) was taken April 26, 2002. The Capitol and surrounding grounds on the right were pixellated before release, presumably for security reasons.

The National Sylvan Theater, southeast of the Washington Monument, is also part of the Mall, although it is not numbered in the image. As popularly understood, the National Mall also includes the following areas west of the Washington Monument: the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, scheduled for completion in 2009, will be located on a 4 acre (16,000 m²) site that borders the Tidal Basin and within the sightline of the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be located at the southwest corner of Constitution Avenue and 14th Street, NW, adjacent to the National Museum of American History.

 The washington monument was closed when we got there, What a pity! I love to see the view someday, well maybe next time.

We were so tired when we got home to our hotel late in the evening but it was a great day!

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The capitol
The capitol
from nearby
from nearby
The Mall
The Mall
great statue!
great statue!
Museum
Museum
National Monument
National Monument
The Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Me…
The Reflecting Pool and Lincoln M…
National Monument
National Monument
The White House
The White House
memorial of the world wars
memorial of the world wars
beautiful sight!
beautiful sight!
all the countries
all the countries
monument
monument
Korean war memorial
Korean war memorial
korean war memorial
korean war memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Entrance
Entrance
The reflecting pool
The reflecting pool
Vietnam war memorial
Vietnam war memorial
the wall
the wall
the wall
the wall
Washington
photo by: b93sp