The Living City Washington DC
The Capitol of the United States, but a surprisingly "small town" within its borders.
Connecticut Ave NW
National Museum of the American Indian
Union Station was once a closed up derelict on the edges of a fairly rough neighborhood (though certainly not the roughest in DC), but beginning in 1983 renovations and the development of the local area transformed the venerable train station into a shopping, transportation and tourist center.
Peace Monument (aka the 1877 Naval Monument)
Statues ("History" and "Grief") erected 1877 to honor naval war dead from the American Civil War. Inscribed on the base is "In memory of the officers, seamen and marines of the United States Navy who fell in defense of the Union and liberty of their country, 1861-1865" - sculpture was done by Franklin Simmons. Below the twin statues (out of sight here in this photo) is another female neo-classical figure titled "Victory."
Art of War Sculpture
8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital
Photos by Erik Weems - web site