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District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. is a federal district, distinct from the states, to serve as the permanent national capital.
The city is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia to the
southwest and Maryland to the other sides. The District has a resident population of about 600,000.
The population during the workweek rises to over one million. The Washington metropolitan area, which
includes the area of D.C., has a population of 5.3 million.

The Washington Monument

The monument was damaged during the Virginia earthquake of August 23, 2011 and Hurricane Irene in
the same year; it remains closedto the public while the structure is assessed and repaired. The National
Park Service estimates the monument will be closed until 2014. Difficulties in repair include complexities
such as the time needed to erect scaffolding.

Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states of Maryland and Virginia

(L) The Capitol viewed from the Washington Monument
(R) The stature of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincon Memorial

The Washington Monument is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool.

The U.S. Capitol building and the pond

The Capitol building

The Capitol building and a goose

Washington, D.C. is a planned city. The design for the City of Washington was largely the work of Piere C.
L'Enfant, a French-born architect, engineer, and city planner. President Washington empowered L'Enfant
to plan the layout of the new capital in 1791. L'Enfant's plan was modeled in the Baroque style and in-
corporated avenues radiating out from rectangles, providing room for open space and landscaping. His
design also envisioned a garden-lined grand avenue 1.6 km in length and 120 m wide in the area that is
now the National Mall.

The National Mall, which links the Capitol, Washington Memorial and Lincoln Memorial buildings
was the 1901 Mc Millan Plan.

The Department of Treasury and the official, surrounded by packages of newly minted currency,
counting and wrapping dollar bills. Washington, D.C., 1907

Seals of the Department of Treasury, United States

The city plan was finalized by McMillan in 1901. It included the re-landscaping of Capitol grounds and the Mall,
constructing new Federal buildings and monuments, clearing slums, and establishing a citywide park system.
Architects recruited by the committee kept much of the city's original layout, and their work is thought to be
largely in keeping with L'Enfant's intended design.

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A welcome message to the White House and a side gate, which is not open to public.

The northern wall of White House and a police car

A souvenir photo shot at the south fence of the White House

A lovely squirrel in the national park of District of Columbia

The Washington Monument and a flower in a park

8-mm film : Washington DC and Nearby Parkways 1961

(L) Cherry trees are in full bloom at Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, photographed in April
1961 .
(R) Beautiful cherry trees link around the Tidal Basin. Washington Monument is visible, in the distance.

(L) The photograph shows the White House in a snowy Christmas time, in December
(R) A tourist is enjoying the eastern end of the National Mall and the capitol ground in early spring., April

(L) A cherry-blossom parade on the Constitution Avenue (R) Miss Cherry Blossom Queen contest in D.C
Both photos were taken in April

A cherry blossom parade is in progress on the Constitution Avenue.
Both photos were taken in April

8mm film 1962 A beautiful spring time in Washington, DC and Cherry Blossom Festival

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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. Miyamoto, in October 2010,
unless otherwise described. Information about the damage to the Washington Monument by
the 2011 Virginia Earthquake, occurred in August 2011, and it under repair works,
was added in 2012.
Copyright (C) 2010 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.

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