Originally Posted by Yachtzee
DC reminds me a lot of the great cities of Europe: Paris, London, Rome, etc. Lots of impressive architecture minus the massive skyscrapers that define so many US cities. I really miss living in a place like that.
The city has a very French feel to it, with its wide boulevards and low-lying white marble buildings.
One of my favorite scenes in the city is driving up Independence Ave SW from the Jefferson Memorial/Tidal Basin, where you get to cross under the Department of Agriculture archway. There aren't many people who share my view apparently, because I had a hard time finding a picture of it, but here's one--it doesn't really do it justice:
In the background you can see the Smithsonian Buildings and the Capitol Dome, and to your immediate left is the Washington Monument. It's lovely, particularly at night. Maybe I'll try to take a couple of shots during the Cherry Blossom festival...