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Washington, DC Panorama, Skyline Picture

Washington, DC Panorama, Skyline Picture

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This panoramic photograph of Washington, D.C. was taken by James Blakeway. It features a twilight view of Washington D.C. and many of its national monuments and government buildings. Centered in the photograph is the tall, slender Washington Monument. In the distance, slightly left of the Washington Monument is the U.S. Capitol, home to the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. To the right of the Washington Monument are the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. Located along the Potomac River in the left side of the photograph is the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Washington, DC Panoramic Skyline Picture

Washington, DC Panoramic Skyline Picture

SKU: DC4
This aerial panorama of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, was taken by James Blakeway. The 555-foot obelisk is the Washington Monument, one of D.C.’s most recognizable landmarks. It stands at the top of the National Mall, is flanked by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to the far left, the U.S. Capitol to the far right and the Smithsonian Institution in the lower right corner. Moving left of the Washington Monument is the National WWII Memorial, with the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial. Looking towards the top right of the Washington Monument is the White House, official residence of the President of the United States. In the upper left is the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Washington, DC Skyline Pictures

Skyline pictures of Washington, DC show the heart of a nation - as the capital of the United States, countless sites of historical importance, landmarks, and national monuments can be seen across its landscape. Created in 1790 by the Residence Act, the land within Washington, DC skyline pictures was originally part of the state of Maryland, but is formally controlled by the United States Congress.

Breathtaking views of the nation's capital provide pictures of seemingly countless parks, landmarks and monuments. Certainly the most prominent is the Washington Monument, a 555 foot tall obelisk that is the tallest structure within the District. The reason for the lack of skyscrapers or any other buildings taller than several stories is from the Heights of Buildings Act of 1910, which restricts construction to a height no taller than the width of an adjacent street, plus 20 feet.

While the architecture throughout Washington, DC skyline pictures varies significantly, a number of world famous landmark sites are located throughout the city. The most well-known is certainly the White House, which is the residency of the U.S. President. Other popular memorials often easily picked out in Washington, DC panoramic pictures include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the United States Capitol. These buildings house the meeting grounds of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

As the heart of a nation, Washington, DC skyline pictures are of great interest and fascination to many Americans, with a city skyline full of historic interest and national monuments.

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