Washington is the capital of the United States of America. Its situated in the District of Columbia and is like no other city in the USA. Washington was named after the first US President George Washington. Washington was first settled in 1790 and since 1800 it has been the federal capital.
T HE W HITE H OUSE The beautiful home of every president of the USA, except the first president. This is the oldest public building in Washington, D.C, and has the most famous address in the USA – 1660 Pennsylvania Avenue. Cosists of 132 rooms. Open for tours10:00 a.m. to noon.
T HE L IBRARY OF C ONGRESS The Library of Congress is the largest nathional library in the States. It contains more than 13 million books, more than 19 manuscripsts, including the personal papers of the US presidents. It takes 340 miles of shelves to hold all the books.
W ASHINGTON MONUMENT This monument was built in honor of George Washington. It is 555 feet tall and provides a panoramic view of Washington, D.C., via elevator. It is called The Pencil, because it is one of the tallest stone construction in the world and in the USA. Located south of the White House.
This is the Jefferson Memorial built in honour of Thomas Jefferson. Inside is a 19 – foot statue of Thomas Jefferson standing on a 6 – foot pedestal. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. He was the first President of the United States. This is the Jefferson Memorial built in honour of Thomas Jefferson. Inside is a 19 – foot statue of Thomas Jefferson standing on a 6 – foot pedestal. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. He was the first President of the United States.
L INCOLN M EMORIAL This is the Lincoln memorial, built in honour of Abraham Lincoln. It was built in the style of classic Greek temple. It has 36 columns. Each column represents the state in the Union at the time of Lincolns death. But the dominant feature of the building is the realistic figure of Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln became the 16 th President of the United States in 1861.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART The National gallery was opened in It has a lot of art collections by the great masters from 14 th to the 19 th centuries. It is one of the finest picture galleries in America.