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Washington, DC: 'A Capital City'

As it says on our license plates here, it really is a capital city. It also says "Taxation without Representation" on some plates, which is also true. After serving for the last 15 years in Turkey and Japan, my husband and I have finally moved back into our old house on Capitol Hill and are busy reacquainting ourselves with our adopted home and the nation's capital. This is a work in progress as I keep finding more and more things that delight me about Washington. For an intimate look at the architecture and ambience of Capitol Hill, go to http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/rediscovering_capitol_hill__washington_d_c Please note I have started to include some images of the greater Washington metropolitan area, such as Alexandria and Great Falls in Northern Virginia as I just have no other place to put them at the moment.
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U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool
Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool
Watching the traffic
Watching the traffic
The White House
The White House
The National Mall
The National Mall
Moment of reflection, Vietnam War Memorial
Moment of reflection, Vietnam War Memorial
Reflecting Pool vista
Reflecting Pool vista
The National Diner
The National Diner
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception from Capitol Hill
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception from Capitol Hill
Union Station
Union Station
Union Station guardian
Union Station guardian
Union Station shadows
Union Station shadows
The Centurion, Union Station
The Centurion, Union Station
Capitol Hill vista from Union Station
Capitol Hill vista from Union Station
What you never see at Union Staion
What you never see at Union Staion
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
A National Christmas
A National Christmas
Christmas at the White House
Christmas at the White House
Winter cloak
Winter cloak
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Supreme Court in sweet light
Supreme Court in sweet light
End of fall in Washington
End of fall in Washington
Washington Classic (3rd place, Set It Off Challenge)
Washington Classic (3rd place, Set It Off Challenge)
Around the Tidal Basin
Around the Tidal Basin
Washington Monument at cherry blossom time
Washington Monument at cherry blossom time
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Family portrait
Family portrait
The Old Post Office
The Old Post Office
One Time Removed (5th place, Time Challenge)
One Time Removed (5th place, Time Challenge)
Pennsylvania Avenue from Old Post Office
Pennsylvania Avenue from Old Post Office
Potomac River from Old Post Office
Potomac River from Old Post Office
Portal to the Sky (7th place, Portals Challenge)
Portal to the Sky (7th place, Portals Challenge)
Warner Theater
Warner Theater
Smithsonian Institution Castle
Smithsonian Institution Castle
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Castle
1879 Centennial building
1879 Centennial building
Centennial building
Centennial building
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian
Sackler Gallery
Sackler Gallery
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
Warner Theater
Warner Theater
Natural History Museum detail
Natural History Museum detail
Hirshhorn Museum view
Hirshhorn Museum view
Air and Space Museum
Air and Space Museum
Mansion
Mansion
Mansion detail
Mansion detail
Congressional Cemetery
Congressional Cemetery
Congressional Cemetery
Congressional Cemetery
National Cathedral
National Cathedral
National Cathedral
National Cathedral
National Cathedral shadows (4th place, Concrete Jungle Challege)
National Cathedral shadows (4th place, Concrete Jungle Challege)
Fading light
Fading light
Navy Yard, main gate
Navy Yard, main gate
Navy Yard detail
Navy Yard detail
Swamp trail, Roosevelt Island
Swamp trail, Roosevelt Island
The Watergate, from Roosevelt Island
The Watergate, from Roosevelt Island
Enjoying the scenery
Enjoying the scenery
Arlington Cemetery
Arlington Cemetery
Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial
Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Shrine tower
Shrine tower
Shrine interior dome
Shrine interior dome
Shrine, interior
Shrine, interior
The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Washington from Jefferson
Washington from Jefferson
Yet another Capitol shot...
Yet another Capitol shot...
Air Force Memorial monolith
Air Force Memorial monolith
US Botanic Gardens, Conservatory
US Botanic Gardens, Conservatory
At the Botanic Gardens
At the Botanic Gardens
US Botanic Garden, Conservatory
US Botanic Garden, Conservatory
Color at Botanic Gardens
Color at Botanic Gardens
Old drinking fountain, Capitol grounds
Old drinking fountain, Capitol grounds
Sumner School
Sumner School
Sumner School detail
Sumner School detail
Renwick Gallery
Renwick Gallery
Old Riggs Bank building
Old Riggs Bank building
Riggs Bank building
Riggs Bank building
Old Executive Office Building
Old Executive Office Building
Old Executive Office Building
Old Executive Office Building
Department of the Treasury
Department of the Treasury
ABA detail
ABA detail
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial pool
World War II Memorial pool
The side you never see
The side you never see
Late afternoon at the Reflecting Pool
Late afternoon at the Reflecting Pool
Perfect Sunday on the Mall
Perfect Sunday on the Mall
Mother of All Agriculture
Mother of All Agriculture
Chinatown gate refurbished
Chinatown gate refurbished
Chinatown building
Chinatown building
Chinatown garden
Chinatown garden
Fall day at Memorial Bridge
Fall day at Memorial Bridge
Memorial Bridge
Memorial Bridge
Memorial Bridge guardian
Memorial Bridge guardian
In the shadows
In the shadows
The other side
The other side
C&O Canal, beginning
C&O Canal, beginning
C&O Canal reflections
C&O Canal reflections
Washington Harbour
Washington Harbour
Sunday afternoon at Washington Harbour
Sunday afternoon at Washington Harbour
Kennedy Center at sunset
Kennedy Center at sunset
Key Bridge in fall
Key Bridge in fall
Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Treasury window
Treasury window
Guarding the money
Guarding the money
Sidney R. Yates Federal Building (1879)
Sidney R. Yates Federal Building (1879)
Union Station Xmas
Union Station Xmas
National Gallery, East Wing
National Gallery, East Wing
Eclipsed by the National Christmas Tree
Eclipsed by the National Christmas Tree
Congressional Christmas
Congressional Christmas
Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University
Washington Public Library (1899)
Washington Public Library (1899)
The old Woody's department store
The old Woody's department store
National Union Building
National Union Building
St. Patrick's (1792)
St. Patrick's (1792)
St. Patrick's detail
St. Patrick's detail
Ford's Theater
Ford's Theater
'The Awakening
'The Awakening"
The whole picture
The whole picture
Sunset at Hains Point
Sunset at Hains Point
National War College
National War College
Fort McNair
Fort McNair
Archives of the United States
Archives of the United States
The conventional view (rear)
The conventional view (rear)
Doors to the nation's legacy
Doors to the nation's legacy
US Navy Memorial
US Navy Memorial
Navy Memorial detail
Navy Memorial detail
Longworth House Office Building
Longworth House Office Building
Rayburn House Office Building
Rayburn House Office Building
The door to trade
The door to trade
Civil War monument
Civil War monument
Firemen's Insurance Company
Firemen's Insurance Company
Grand Dame
Grand Dame
Overshadowed
Overshadowed
From a bygone era
From a bygone era
The Willard Hotel
The Willard Hotel
The Willard Hotel, main bulding
The Willard Hotel, main bulding
The Willard Hotel
The Willard Hotel
A Willard dining hall
A Willard dining hall
The old Garfinkel's department store
The old Garfinkel's department store
Main entrance, Garfinkel's
Main entrance, Garfinkel's
A 'real' glass ceiling
A 'real' glass ceiling
Alexander Graham Bell's Franklin School
Alexander Graham Bell's Franklin School
The Hamilton
The Hamilton
Martin Luther and the Luther Place Church
Martin Luther and the Luther Place Church
President Lincoln
President Lincoln
Lincoln illusion
Lincoln illusion
National Academy of Science
National Academy of Science
The Fed
The Fed
Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution
'Heroic Women of the Civil War'
'Heroic Women of the Civil War'
Organization of the American States
Organization of the American States
Organization of American States
Organization of American States
OAS detail
OAS detail
Corcoran Gallery
Corcoran Gallery
Two reflections, one building
Two reflections, one building
Renwick detail
Renwick detail
Columbia Historical Society
Columbia Historical Society
The real Dupont Circle
The real Dupont Circle
The Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati
Bridge guardian
Bridge guardian
Embassy Row
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, intricacy
Embassy Row, intricacy
Embassy Row
Embassy Row
Embassy Row
Embassy Row
Mosque on Mass. Ave.
Mosque on Mass. Ave.
Georgetown, Farmers and Mechanics Bank
Georgetown, Farmers and Mechanics Bank
Georgetown Market
Georgetown Market
Christopher Columbus at Union Station
Christopher Columbus at Union Station
Union Station in sweet light
Union Station in sweet light
Lights at Union Station
Lights at Union Station
Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Artistry at the EPA
Artistry at the EPA
St. Matthew's Cathedral
St. Matthew's Cathedral
St. Matthew's Cathedral
St. Matthew's Cathedral
National Geographic on a winter's day
National Geographic on a winter's day
The historic Mayflower Hotel
The historic Mayflower Hotel
Mayflower Hotel
Mayflower Hotel
Russell Senate Office Building
Russell Senate Office Building
Patriotism at work
Patriotism at work
Securities and Exchange Commission
Securities and Exchange Commission
Clock at Union Station
Clock at Union Station
Newseum
Newseum
All lined up in Georgetown
All lined up in Georgetown
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
P Street NW, 1890s streetcar tracks
P Street NW, 1890s streetcar tracks
Georgetown mansion
Georgetown mansion
Shutters at No. 3252
Shutters at No. 3252
Sunday on (and over) C&O Canal
Sunday on (and over) C&O Canal
Capital Traction Railway, now the Car Barn
Capital Traction Railway, now the Car Barn
Capital Traction Railway Co., 1895
Capital Traction Railway Co., 1895
Grace Church (1887)
Grace Church (1887)
Spring, National Gallery East Wing
Spring, National Gallery East Wing
Canadian Embassy shadows
Canadian Embassy shadows
Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial detail
Korean War Memorial detail
Newseum, First Amendment rights
Newseum, First Amendment rights
Newseum detail
Newseum detail
Official arrival of spring
Official arrival of spring
Cherry Blossom Festival on the Tidal Basin
Cherry Blossom Festival on the Tidal Basin
Cherry blossoms, Jefferson Memorial
Cherry blossoms, Jefferson Memorial
All shades of pink, Tidal Basin
All shades of pink, Tidal Basin
'All Washington' at Cherry Blossom Festival
'All Washington' at Cherry Blossom Festival
Hirshorn Sculpture Garden
Hirshorn Sculpture Garden
Detail, 1879 Centennial Exposition building
Detail, 1879 Centennial Exposition building
Washington, city of tulips
Washington, city of tulips
National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery atrium
National Portrait Gallery atrium
Sightseeing from the National Portrait Gallery
Sightseeing from the National Portrait Gallery
District Chop House
District Chop House
Awaiting fans
Awaiting fans
Anacostia River from Nationals Park
Anacostia River from Nationals Park
Naval vessel at the Navy Yard
Naval vessel at the Navy Yard
Old industrial building, Navy Yard
Old industrial building, Navy Yard
A greener IMF
A greener IMF
A bit of color at the World Bank
A bit of color at the World Bank
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder: Audience appreciation
Rolling Thunder: Audience appreciation
Fourth of July roses on the Mall
Fourth of July roses on the Mall
Nat'l Museum of African Art, pool
Nat'l Museum of African Art, pool
Nat'l Museum of African Art, skylight
Nat'l Museum of African Art, skylight
Sackler Gallery, sculpture
Sackler Gallery, sculpture
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian
Freer Gallery
Freer Gallery
Framed
Framed
Berlin Wall, Newseum
Berlin Wall, Newseum
Journalists Memorial, Newseum
Journalists Memorial, Newseum
FBI headquarters
FBI headquarters
Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
National Postal Museum
National Postal Museum
National Postal Museum
National Postal Museum
National Postal Museum, Pony Express
National Postal Museum, Pony Express
Ready for the 4th at Union Station
Ready for the 4th at Union Station
Union Station guardians
Union Station guardians
Folklife Festival on the Mall
Folklife Festival on the Mall
Chatting with royalty
Chatting with royalty
US House of Representatives
US House of Representatives
US Senate
US Senate
Metro
Metro
Skylab, Air and Space Museum
Skylab, Air and Space Museum
Missile array, Air and Space Museum
Missile array, Air and Space Museum
Jet engine, Air and Space Museum
Jet engine, Air and Space Museum
Butterfly Habitat, Natural History Museum
Butterfly Habitat, Natural History Museum
Dulles Airport
Dulles Airport
Lawyers' banking
Lawyers' banking
American Bar Association revisited
American Bar Association revisited
Pentagon Memorial
Pentagon Memorial
In remembrance
In remembrance
The National Menorah
The National Menorah
National Christmas Tree
National Christmas Tree
Oval Office Christmas
Oval Office Christmas
Christmas at the White House
Christmas at the White House
Hint of the Season
Hint of the Season
Christmas at The Willard
Christmas at The Willard
Willard Decorations
Willard Decorations
Old bank building all decked out
Old bank building all decked out
Inauguration preparations
Inauguration preparations
US Capitol, The Rotunda
US Capitol, The Rotunda
The Rotunda
The Rotunda
Statuary Hall
Statuary Hall
Chandelier in the Crypt
Chandelier in the Crypt
New US Capitol Visitors Center
New US Capitol Visitors Center
The original 'Freedom'
The original 'Freedom'
National Gallery of Art, West Wing
National Gallery of Art, West Wing
Spring at the National Gallery
Spring at the National Gallery
National Gallery courtyard
National Gallery courtyard
National Gallery fountain
National Gallery fountain
National Gallery fountain
National Gallery fountain
National Gallery of Art installation
National Gallery of Art installation
'Multiverse' installation at the National Gallery
'Multiverse' installation at the National Gallery
Spring and the bureaucracy
Spring and the bureaucracy
Sewell Belmont House, 1800
Sewell Belmont House, 1800
The Evening Star building
The Evening Star building
Federal Triangle
Federal Triangle
Federal Triangle
Federal Triangle
Antics on Freedom Plaza
Antics on Freedom Plaza
Office of the Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General
The doors of Justice
The doors of Justice
Post Office from a different era
Post Office from a different era
The National Theatre
The National Theatre
Elegant detail at the USPO
Elegant detail at the USPO
The Old Naval Hospital (c. 1866)
The Old Naval Hospital (c. 1866)
The fleeting face of spring in Washington
The fleeting face of spring in Washington
City of dogwoods
City of dogwoods
Jefferson Memorial, and Jefferson
Jefferson Memorial, and Jefferson
Tidal Basin
Tidal Basin
Cherry blossom time again
Cherry blossom time again
357-year-old Japanese lantern
357-year-old Japanese lantern
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Holiday crowds, Jefferson Memorial
Holiday crowds, Jefferson Memorial
Performers, enjoying the view
Performers, enjoying the view
The Wall
The Wall
Remembering
Remembering
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Bldg.
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Bldg.
Star Spangled Banner
Star Spangled Banner
Hail to the Chief
Hail to the Chief
Lincoln Memorial revisited
Lincoln Memorial revisited
Another perfect Sunday on the Mall
Another perfect Sunday on the Mall
Flag and monument
Flag and monument
The classic capture
The classic capture
Sunday afternoon at the WWII Memorial
Sunday afternoon at the WWII Memorial
Lock-keeper's house (1835)
Lock-keeper's house (1835)
Grief and History atop the Peace Monument
Grief and History atop the Peace Monument
Government Printing Office
Government Printing Office
Ben Franklin on the 4th
Ben Franklin on the 4th
Diversity of Washington architecture
Diversity of Washington architecture
O Street Market
O Street Market
Locks on the C&O Canal
Locks on the C&O Canal
Gate at Dumbarton Oaks
Gate at Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks, staircase and urn
Dumbarton Oaks, staircase and urn
Dumbarton Oaks, Fountain Terrace
Dumbarton Oaks, Fountain Terrace
Dumbarton Oaks, Urn Terrace
Dumbarton Oaks, Urn Terrace
Grafton Tyler Double House (1868)
Grafton Tyler Double House (1868)
Georgetown mansion, outstanding detail
Georgetown mansion, outstanding detail
Crape myrtle, US Capitol grounds
Crape myrtle, US Capitol grounds
Circular garden, US Capitol grounds
Circular garden, US Capitol grounds
Wall detail, US Capitol grounds
Wall detail, US Capitol grounds
Stairway detail, US Capitol grounds
Stairway detail, US Capitol grounds
Walkway detail, US Capitol grounds
Walkway detail, US Capitol grounds
Staircase detail, US Capitol
Staircase detail, US Capitol
Fascinating facade, Hotel Washington
Fascinating facade, Hotel Washington
Lafayette Park
Lafayette Park
Church of Presidents, St. John's
"Church of Presidents," St. John's
Church of Presidents, St. John's
"Church of Presidents," St. John's
1776-1783
1776-1783
Decatur House on Lafayette Square
Decatur House on Lafayette Square
Gaslights at Decatur House
Gaslights at Decatur House
The Hay-Adams Hotel
The Hay-Adams Hotel
Gen. von Steuben surveying the fruits of his labor
Gen. von Steuben surveying the fruits of his labor
American Red Cross revisited
American Red Cross revisited
DC City Hall
DC City Hall
DC City Hall
DC City Hall
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Census Bureau, 1790
Census Bureau, 1790
Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
Artistry at the Federal Reserve
Artistry at the Federal Reserve
Blue crabs at the DC Waterfront
Blue crabs at the DC Waterfront
DC Waterfront
DC Waterfront
Old office building, 7th Street NW
Old office building, 7th Street NW
The new building next door
The new building next door
Environmental Protector
Environmental Protector
Chinatown revisited
Chinatown revisited
Multicultural Chinatown
Multicultural Chinatown
Baptist church, Chinatown
Baptist church, Chinatown
National Press Club
National Press Club
National Building Museum
National Building Museum
National Building Museum
National Building Museum
National Building Museum
National Building Museum
Old bank door
Old bank door
Capitol trio 1, 'Freedom'
Capitol trio 1, 'Freedom'
Straight and Curved (Opposites Challenge)
Straight and Curved (Opposites Challenge)
Capitol Trio 3
Capitol Trio 3
Grief and History revisited
Grief and History revisited
Mirror image
Mirror image
Capitol reflection
Capitol reflection
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Sunset dome
Sunset dome
Blanche Kelso Bruce House
Blanche Kelso Bruce House
Bruce Row, restoration needed
Bruce Row, restoration needed
'Peppermint house' on P Street NW
'Peppermint house' on P Street NW
Rock Creek Park, bridge detail
Rock Creek Park, bridge detail
Rock Creek and Parkway
Rock Creek and Parkway
Sunset on the IRS
Sunset on the IRS
District of Columbia War Memorial
District of Columbia War Memorial
Tree lighting preparations
Tree lighting preparations
Sunset on a windy afternoon
Sunset on a windy afternoon
A view across the Mall
A view across the Mall
Mysterious corner posts
Mysterious corner posts
Hard to believe it's Washington
Hard to believe it's Washington
(Just) removed from civilization
(Just) removed from civilization
Respite on the Mall
Respite on the Mall
Justice in the shadows
Justice in the shadows
Christmas 2009 at Union Station
Christmas 2009 at Union Station
Birds of a feather
Birds of a feather
Waiting for a fare at Union Station
Waiting for a fare at Union Station
Last rays, National Building Museum
Last rays, National Building Museum
Guess who's coming to Congress
Guess who's coming to Congress
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Company (1855)
Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Company (1855)
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Christmas at the Treasury
Christmas at the Treasury
A different view of the Treasury
A different view of the Treasury
John Hancock at Constitutional Gardens
John Hancock at Constitutional Gardens
Constitutional Gardens
Constitutional Gardens
Constitutional Gardens
Constitutional Gardens
Constitutional Gardens
Constitutional Gardens
National Arboretum, US Capitol columns
National Arboretum, US Capitol columns
National Arboretum, Japanese garden
National Arboretum, Japanese garden
National Arboretum shadows
National Arboretum shadows
Skating on the National Mall
Skating on the National Mall
Scottish Rite Temple on 16th Street NW
Scottish Rite Temple on 16th Street NW
US Capitol, Statuary Hall
US Capitol, Statuary Hall
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum, inaugural gowns exhibition
Natural History Museum, inaugural gowns exhibition
Natural History Museum, inaugural gowns exhibition
Natural History Museum, inaugural gowns exhibition
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Newly renovated Sidney R. Yates Federal Bldg.
Newly renovated Sidney R. Yates Federal Bldg.
Cherry blossom time again
Cherry blossom time again
Washington in spring
Washington in spring
Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms
Capitol column and the Capitol columns
Capitol column and the Capitol columns
Capitol columns, again
Capitol columns, again
US National Arboretum, Azalea Collections
US National Arboretum, Azalea Collections
US National Arboretum, Azalea Collections
US National Arboretum, Azalea Collections
Engine House No. 12 (1897)
Engine House No. 12 (1897)
Up close and personal, Library of Congress
Up close and personal, Library of Congress
Archives for the Fourth
Archives for the Fourth
Enjoying the Newseum
Enjoying the Newseum
4th of July 2010 in the Nation's Capital
:: 4th of July 2010 in the Nation's Capital ::
Russian Embassy
Russian Embassy
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