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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #1
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Washington D.C. - the beautiful American capital

Hey guys!

Here you are some pics of Washington D.C., one of the cities I visited in my last US trip. All I can say is that it was a big surprise and it's definitely ultra underrated either here on SSC and in the whole world. Fine, it's the center of the American empire if you wanna say that, but it's not a hot tourist destination, which, IMO, should be. The architecture is fine, it has very interesting places, nice sights, superb museums and the list goes on. So there you go!

1 - Close to our hotel, on 15th and M Ave.


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6 - Perto da casa branca


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8 - Some of these buildings look very similar to Berlin


9 - The white house


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12 - Some French influence


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14 - The obelisk


15 - The capitol


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17 - Natural or American History Museum (dunno!)


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21 - Nice greenery around the capitol building


22 - The rotunda


23 - Congress library hall


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26 - Some typical Washington D.C. buildings


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30 - On the next day, again, close to the white house


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34 - Walking towards Lincoln Memorial


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36 - Lincoln Memorial


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39 - Oops, ficou torta, mas não tenho outra


40 - Arlington, Virginia


41 - Arlington Cemetery


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43 - Georgetown


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50 - Watergate Complex


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58 - Washington D.C. old town


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62 - And this is where our tour ends!


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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #2
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Well done!
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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #3
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I love that!
Did you went there on a weekend? Cuz, there is nobody there on weekends except for some tourists. Cold weather can also lead to fewer tourists.

You should go there on Cherry Blossoms. It's the best season for DC.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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Great photos. Never visited myself but I get the impression from people who have that Washington was stunning.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #5
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I love that!
Did you went there on a weekend? Cuz, there is nobody there on weekends except for some tourists. Cold weather can also lead to fewer tourists.

You should go there on Cherry Blossoms. It's the best season for DC.
No, actually it was Wednesday and Thursday, leaving on a Friday!
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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #6
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8 - Some of these buildings look very similar to Berlin
Was thinking the same. The lack of real skyscrapers underlines that.

Washington DC is very undererated IMO.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #7
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Great photos from Washington DC, well done
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:08 AM   #8
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#17 is the Natural History Museum
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 07:00 PM   #9
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this city is even better when your there... Great pics!
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 07:36 PM   #10
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 09:45 PM   #11
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Ok, it's not bad

I guess I should get down there and visit it one of these days. Thanks for the great pics in the cold weather!
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 12:49 AM   #12
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wow great photos of the American capital.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 02:38 AM   #13
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very nice.
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