mardi, décembre 06, 2005
HISTORY OF WASHIGNTON D.C. ...2
As I loaded pictures of the most famous places in Was. D.C; I will inform you a little bit about it.
Washignton D.C., is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, between the states of Maryland and Virginia.
Named for George Washignton and Christopher Columbus, the city was created as the seat of the federal government by an act of congress in 1970.
Pierre L'Enfant, a French soldier and engineer, laid out the plans for the ferderal city.
The Mall, located between Constitution and Independence Avenues, forms the axisof the city, with the United States Capitol Building to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The Smithsonian Institution, which includes the famous Air and Space Musuem, the Hirshhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden, the freer and the Sackler Galleries (Asian Art), the African Art Musuem, the Musuem of the American Indian, the Musuem of American History and the Musuem of the Natural History, borders the Mall to the north and south.The White House, the Washignton Monument, the National Gallery of Art, the Vietnam Memorial, the National rchives ( which exhibits the original U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence), the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Musuem, the World War II Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial are also located on or near the Mall.
These builded buildings and Memorials, form a Cross, but this is not a relegious symbol, it is taken from the anciant egyptian civilization where the Cross symbolizes the Power.
one of the most picturesque residential section of Washington is: Georgetown.
When you visit USA, do not miss to visit Washington D.C.
Have a nice travel!