During my stay in the US I went to visit the capital for a few days, but I was quite unlucky to get a very rainy and cloudy weather. Still I managed to go around and see the main touristy places in Washington quite well, spending a whole rainy day in various museums that I won’t show. The next day the weather got slightly better and I managed to take out my camera. Unfortunately the clouds and humidity did not conspire for making the best photos ever, but I hope they still give you a bit of an impression.
But first a few words about Washington in general – it really has nothing to do with New York! This becomes obvious from the very first thing you see, the architecture. The buildings in Washington are not very tall, but are very vast and monumental, giving a certain grandeur to the capital. It is a city of parks, museums, monuments and memorials. You truly feel the history of the country here, as appropriate for the capital of one of the biggest world empires. Unlike the New York atmosphere where you feel everything is happening right now in this very moment and there is no before or after, Washington makes you think of an extended period of time starting from the far past and into the future.