Photography from the capital of the United States of America, Washington DC



Photography in Washington DC & further afield.



  • Stock & fine art photography taken in the five regions of central Washington;



  • Capitol Hill


  • The Mall


  • The White House & Foggy Bottom


  • Penn Quarter


  • Georgetown



Further afield in the Greater Washington, D.C area including



  • Arlington National Cemetery


  • Old Town Alexandria



& state capital's of Maryland & Virginia



  • Annapolis


  • Richmond

A brief history of Washington, D.C


  • 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.
Grand view into the Central Chamber of the Lincoln Memorial housing the marble statue of Abraham Lincoln, National Mall, Washington DC Looking straight into the Central Chamber of the Lincoln Memorial illuminated at dark

If you would also like to see more photographs from Washington DC's National Mall & Memorial Parks please visit the following galleries;
























Night cityscape from Union Square looking across the Capitol Reflecting Pool towards the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial & United States Capitol Building, Capitol Hill, Washington DC Iconic night-time cityscape from Union Square looking across the Capitol Reflecting Pool towards the U.S Capitol Building, Washington DC

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