US Cities: Washington (District of Columbia)
Washington (Washington) – the heart of the American nation and the state, is located in the County of Columbia.
Sights of Washington
Washington are famous Capitol (The highest building of the American capital – 55 meters, none of the building in Washington should exceed it in height), The White house (US presidential residence), FBI buildings (Edgar-Gover Building), Memorials of the presidents Washington (1848-1895.), Lincoln (1922.) on National Alley, Connecting White House and Capitol Building, Marine Memorial, Building of the Supreme Court, Memorial veterans of the Vietnamese War (1982., The most visited monument of the capital), Arlington Memorial Cemetery From his grave of an unknown soldier and nearby complex Pentagon, Albert Einstein Memorial, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, More famous as Washington National Cathedral (1897-1912.), and Franciscan monastery (XIX-XX centuries.) on Quincy Street.
For the whole country are known Arena Stage Art Center, Chinatown, Catholic Basilica of immaculate conception (1920-1950.), complex mansions Blair House (1824-1836., Official guest house US Presidents), Saint Matthew Cathedral (1895-1913.), National Historic Ford Theater (Former Lincoln Museum, 1833-1863., repeatedly rebuilt), Historic Plot Frederick Douglas, the statue "National Awakening" ("Johnson sculpture", 1980.) Haines Point (in the nearest government plans to transfer this 30-meter statue to Maryland), National Memorial the islands of Theodore Roosevelt on the Potab River, and also Rock Creek Park with its numerous sports fields and historical Old Stone House complex.
Worldwide Fame has a complex Museum of Smithsonian Institute, which includes a whole constellation of unique assembly: Anchor Museum, Gallery of Asian Art Arthur M. Sakler, Museum Hirschhorne, National Aerospace Museum, National Museum of American History, National Museum of American Indians, National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural Science, National portrait gallery, National Postal Museum, Museum of American Art, Gallery Renvik and National Zoo (more than 5000 species of animals). Collection of 13 museums and gallery of the Smithsonian Institute is so extensive that no more than 1% of its funds are constantly exposed.
In addition, in the district there are many and other exhibition meetings – National Gallery of Arts with a six-charm garden sculpture, National Museum of Female Art, Gallery Corcoran and Phillips-collectible, private International Museum of Spying not far from the chinese quarter, National Museum of Architecture, complex National Geographical Society (founded in 1888.), old post office building, John F Art Multi Memorial Center. Kennedy (Opened in 1971.) with the concert hall, the opera house and the Eisenhower Theater, Memorial Museum of Holocaust (Opened in 1980.) Near the national alley, as well as the seven stadiums of the national level and scenic Gardens Konvenyushn-Garden (area of about 50 acres).
Library of Congress and National Archive Contains millions of documents covering all periods of American history and the most famous legislative acts of the country, such as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution or Bill on Rights. In addition to this throughout the city, a whole network of public system libraries (27 branches), including those famous Memorial library Martin Luther King and Library of Falgera Shakespeare.