Photography from the capital of the United States Washington DC

  • This is my main photography page for Washington, D.C, which gives an insight into where / what photographs that I have taken in the capital.

Washington DC Stock Photography from the five areas of central Washington & more

  • Information on what areas of Washington, D.C, I have taken photographs including the five areas of central Washington :

 

  • Capitol Hill, National Mall, The White House & Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter & Georgetown

 

  • I have also taken photographs from Greater Washington, D.C including :

 

  • Arlington National Cemetery & Alexandria (Old Town) & further afield including the state capital's of Maryland (Annapolis) & Virginia (Richmond)

Stock Photography

My stock images are now available to view and up for sale on Adobe Stock

My Stock Images are now available to view and up for sale on Adobe Stock and Dreamstime

 

  • If you would like to see my photographs at hi-resolution and or/are interested in purchasing a photograph/s please visit my photography portfolios at Adobe Stock and Dreamstime by clicking on the links provided:

 

 

Stock Photography

My stock images are now available to view and up for sale on Dreamstime.

Please visit my other photo galleries from Washington DC by visiting one of the sub-pages below :

 

Please visit my photography portfolios on Adobe Stock & Dreamstime by clicking on the links provided :

 

 

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A brief history of Washington DC / historical interest to go alongside my stock photography

 

 

  • The Constitution of the United States allowed for the creation of a seat of government, the area that would be chosen would not be allowed to exceed 10-square miles, this would be ruled by the United States Congress.

 

  • The chosen area would be independent and therefore not part of any state.

 

  • Disputes over where the new capital would be located arose between northern and southern delegates.

 

  • An agreement was reached whereby the debts incurred by the northern states during the American Revolution would be taken over by the government, in return the the new capital site would be located in the south.

 

  • Land was chosen from the states of Maryland and Virginia, this included the towns of Georgetown and Alexandria.

 

  • The site for the new city, as chosen by George Washington was to be known as the city of Washington.

 

  • For the new city a grand design was required, George Washington invited Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant to design it.

 

  • The government was moved to Washington in 1800, with John Adams becoming the first U.S President to take residence in the new President's House, designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban, this would later be named The White House.
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