I came here with the Greyhound down from New York. We needed about five hours passing Philadelphia and Baltimore with a little traffic jam. I’m actually living in Alexandria, Virginia, which is close to D.C. And I remember what my airbnb host told me at the first day: The people in D.C. are also friendly like the people in New York – but more professional. And I totally agree with her.
By entering The National Mall tons of memorials are surrounding you immediately. There is also lots of meadow but sometimes it seems to be going lost between all those monuments. There we have the huge Washington Monument in the center of the park. Then the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin and the Lincoln Memorial. There is also a great fountain with a memorial of World War II. In 1972 George Washington commissioned Pierre Charles L’Enfant to design the new capital. By the way that’s what I’m doing sometimes when I’m bored: Just invent a new capital!