Washington DC Fine-Art Photography
Washington DC Fine-Art Photography was easy for me. I feel extremely fortunate to have not only grown up in the Washington DC area but also to have several favorite places to visit in Washington DC. Millions of people travel to Washington DC to experience America’s Capitol every year as well as visiting great historical sites.
The National Mall
I still feel awe every time I visit the National Mall. The National Mall spans less than two miles from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol steps. The National Mall is a historical ground for marches as well as political rallies, and famous speeches. The majestic Lincoln Memorial watches over the reflecting pool and is especially striking at night when illuminated by lights.
Memorials on The Mall
On the left side of the National Mall is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial contains the names of veterans who sadly died in the conflict. Equally important, on the right side of the National Mall is a surreal collection of lifelike sculptures dedicated to Korean War Veterans . Adjacent to The Tidal Basin is the Jefferson Memorial in the center of a colonnade of columns and white marble. At the end of the reflecting pool is the Washington Monument that towers over all the memorials. Lastly, an immense work of art in honor of our World War II veterans.
Chinatown came to life in the 1880s between Pennsylvania Ave and 7th Street, NW. Around this area was the home to hundreds of immigrant Chinese that opened Chinese restaurants, laundries, and stores. Over time, the city redeveloped the site, and Chinatown moved between 8th and H streets.
In the early 1960s, due to political unrest in the city, many Chinese moved out of the town. Thankfully, today there remains a Chinese presence in the neighborhood. Chinatown is the site of the annual Chinese New Year Parade that streams under the large, decorative Chinese Friendly Arch. There are still authentic Asian restaurants and Asian stores where you can buy traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, teas, teapots, and cookware.
My Favorite Restaurant
My favorite restaurant in Chinatown is the Wok n Roll, located at 604 H Street, NW. The building is the site of the historic Surratt Boarding House, where federal troops arrested President Lincoln’s assassination conspirators in 1865.
Twenty years before the existence of Chinatown, this area of the city was dirty and rundown. In 1863 John T. Ford converted a Baptist Church on 10th street into the famous Ford’s Theatre – the future site of the historical assassination of President Lincoln. I hope you get the opportunity to visit Washington DC. In the meantime, please enjoy my Washington DC Fine-Art Photography.
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