Ah Washington; The Capital and the residence of the president.
Washington wasn’t what I thought it would be like; it didn’t feel as glam as I thought a Capital city would be like. A lot of the city seemed a bit run down unless you were at the absolute heart of it where the big attractions like Capitol,
The meeting place for the countries legislature and also a tourist attraction because of the architecture and the display of art and history inside. The construction started in 1793 and ended in 1800. If you’re a fan of political history then the newly introduced visitor center is the place for you- there’s plenty of information there about how the government came to be and how it’s run today with details of all the roles within it.
After hearing great things about this place I had to pay it a visit. The Botanical Gardens is basically a huge greenhouse that you can walk through; there are different sections to the “greenhouse” such as “tropical plants”, “medicinal plants” and many more. You really don’t need to be in love with nature to enjoy it there, anyone can take advantage of the pretty colors! One thing I was very relieved about was that there were no bugs, no doubt if this was outside the place would be infested with bees and wasps!
National Air and Space museum
Science museum and of course the white house! There was a lot of graffiti dotted around which I loved, shame I didn’t get any pictures. But anyway, here are a few must see’s:
Probably the most popular place to see in Washington; The white house is definitely as large as it looks in any pictures or videos you may have seen and the grass is as green as it gets but from a tourists point of view, that’s all there is to it. I only saw the White house from the back side which is okay because I’ve heard that side is the best for a closer view. The atmosphere was quite calm because the street was pedestrian only and there was plenty of security to straighten out any craziness.
That's two states done and dusted and one more left in this series. Read my last post about Things to do in New York here!
P.s. Sorry about the quality of all these pictures, I took them but they weren't intended to be a part of a blog post!