|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
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.