Itinerary
USA - Washington
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Travelogue  
Our exciting trip through the USA  July / August 1999

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Washington is the capital and seat of government of the United States of America, located in the District of Columbia. The district is not a US state nor part of any, but is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress. The elegant city with spacious parks, broad streets and magnificent buildings is named after the first president of the United States, George Washington. 

The famous Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress. It is open to the public and we took the chance to have a look into the interior. Under the far visible dome is a magnificent entrance hall, a rotunda with friezes, sculptures and paintings of important personalities and historic scenes of the American history. 
The beautiful White House with its imposing portico is the official residence and principal workplace of the President. The city is also home to the Supreme Court of the United States and hosts the national Archive. Beyond that grand Museums invite to study the political, cultural and natural history of the country. In particular the exhibits of natural history are amazing and fascinating.

 
Washington Capitol back view
Washington White House Washington view to the Capitol
Capitol White House Capitol

 
Washington - portal of the Capitol, detail
Washington Capitol, domed hall  Washington interior of the Capitol - paintings Washington interior of the Capitol - frieze in the dome
 Capitol portal - relief
Capitol, interior  Capitol interoir paintings Capitol interior frieze

 
Washington Archives of the USA
Washington Monument
Washington Chinatown
National Archives
Washington Monument 
Chinatown


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