Where the President lives from the front and then the back, the White House:
The official guest house for the President since the main house is so small? This is Blair House.
Eisenhower Executive Office Building is across the street:
Lafayette Square is around the corner with a statue of Lafayette (duh!)
Two doors down from Blair House in the Renwick Gallery where I spent a wonderful afternoon admiring the art, not having been invited to anyone's house for tea.
Willard Hotel which looks like an exquisite place to hold a wedding if you have 100 friends and $30,000.
I have no pictures of the Mall, museums on the mall or the Vietnam Memorial, which I first saw at night and which brought me to tears. I do have photos of one of my favorite buildings, the Library of Congress. Check out their site for some great photos.
Being a finance person I also strolled past the Treasury Building. My six year appointment to a committee for the Government Finance Officers Association is the reason I made several of those trips to D.C.
I had a wonderful tour of Arlington House, the home of Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Custis, a descendant of George Washington, until he joined the Confederacy and the Union took their home and lands away. I was the only tourist there that morning and spent a considerable amount of time speaking with a park ranger on duty.
Here is the United States Capitol Building:
And a view of the entire mall area as seen from the rise at Arlington:
If you have never been to D.C., do consider it. There is so much to see, be sure to plan your days out before you go, if you do.
I have now decided that I need to start digitizing all of my photos. It is so much easier to find pics that are stored on my computer. I know that I have more shots of D.C. around her someplace, but if we wait for me to find them I'll never blog again. Hope you enjoyed this snapshot of our nation's capitol.