In honor of the 4th of July, this week’s instalment of Lomography Day Trips centers on the capital city of the good ol’ US of A: none other than, Washington D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia is the capital city of the United States of America. Situated in between the states of Maryland and Virginia, Washington, D.C., is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the US Congress and therefore not part of any state.
The city was named in honor of the first President of the United States, George Washington, and it houses many national monuments and museums, primarily situated in the National Mall area. Quite an apt location to celebrate the 4th of July.
While not as recognizable as the White House, the Washington Monument is a well-known landmark, with the towering obelisk overlooking the whole city like a watchtower. Right across from it is another landmark built in honor of another famous president – Lincoln Memorial.
The National Mall in fact, offers a lot of sights and sound to keep you thoroughly occupied throughout the day — such as the vast collections in the Smithsonian Museums, US Botanical Gardens and the National Zoological Park.
If you happen to be in the Capitol in Spring, then you would not want to miss the National Cherry Blossom Festival – over 3,000 Cherry trees line the area from the Washington Monument up to the Jefferson Memorial and to the Tidal Basin, and provide a gorgeous, gorgeous view.
Meanwhile, if you happen to arrive in the Summer or Fall season, why not indulge yourself to Truckeroo — where you can buy great food from a large selection of food carts.