Washington DC Photo Gallery - City Scenes

Washington DC is not a big highrise city, so the Washington Monument and Capitol are easily visible across the city.

From the air, the density is even more visible.

President Lincoln came here for an evening performance in 1865. The rowdy crowd was the perfect cover for the assassin to carry out his deed. Ford's Theatre still serves the same purpose today, but free tours are available to see Lincoln's VIP box and a museum of his legacy. During low season, it is not necessary to pre-book online for a nominal fee of $3.

The weapon ...

Tickets for that night's performance ...

Lincoln's VIP box actually comprises 2 cubicles with the wall removed between them.

The Watergate scandal brought down Richard Nixon in 1974. Otherwise, the buildings remain in use today, including apartments and a hotel.

Even typical street infrastructure can be used to create an interesting piece of art.

Some colours on mundane and boring buildings can spice up the streetscape.

The White House is open for tours but these are generally not accessible to foreign tourists as they need to be arranged through a US government official. Hence, I could only observe from a heavily-barricaded Pennsylvania Avenue.

While the Old Post Office has been renovated into the Trump Hotel, the clock tower is freely-accessible to tourists as it is managed by the National Park Service. Built in 1899, an elevator now takes you up 315 feet for a panoramic view of the city. Unfortunately, wires on the windows obstruct the view.

Walk along Massachusetts Avenue from Dupont Circle; all along this avenue are many embassies to the United States.

There is even a functioning mosque amongst the embassies.

Anderson House is home to the The Society of the Cincinnati, an organization that promotes the history of America's revolutionary war. This building was donated to the organization by Larz and Isabel Anderson. Today, free tours showcase this beautiful home, which the Andersons proudly decorated.

Chinatown here is quite small although stores do show off their Chinese names, even for mainstream stores such as Hooters or Dunkin Donuts.

The metro system is surprisingly clean, new, and architecturally interesting.

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