I realize that sometimes I'm in such a rush to get home that I don't appreciate all of the history and tradition, government and policy, and art and culture that I walk past every day. I can't imagine many other people have that same wondrous walk home (although a walk home along a river or through a small town is remarkable in its own way).
Obviously the specific view changes with the route I take. Yesterday, I walked home along America's Main Street--Pennsylvania Avenue. I took my Blackberry with me so I could share some of the scenery. Here's only some of what I saw:
The Old Post Office. One of my favorite buildings in D.C. It's hard for me to imagine that so much space was needed to process the mail:
The FBI Building in all of its Form Equals Function gloriousness:
The Navy Memorial:
The National Archives:
The Newseum. A very cool tribute to what we consider news and how the news is communicated to the public:
The Canadian Embassy:
The National Gallery of Art:
The Federal Trade Commission:
YOUR U.S. Capitol:
The National Mall looking west:
The U.S. Botantical Gardens. Also on my 35 Before 36 list:
Statute of President Garfield. I never figured out what he did to be recognized in such a prominent position in front of the Capitol:
YOUR U.S. Capitol again. I think this building it so great that it warrants two a side view in addition to the front view we saw already:
The Cannon House Office Building. There are two other House Office Buildings, but in the interest of showing some restraint here, I included only one:
The Library of Congress Jefferson Building. Again, there are two other buildings, but I didn't include them all:
And, last but not least, the Hawk 'n' Dove, a Hill institution, where Hill interns and staffers have talked politics since 1967.
Thanks for keeping me company on my walk home!!