We arrived in Washington, DC on March 15, 2002 and spent the next few weeks just learning to get around. Recently we’ve begun taking some pictures of the city that we now call home. We love this town and we would love to share it with you.
As Katharine Graham said in her book, Katharine Graham’s Washington:
Washington is indeed a big experience. This is a place where novelty is nothing new. In Washington there is always something new under the sun. Washington was created for a definite purpose and has been developed, with many modifications, according to a definite plan. Therein lies its unique distinction among American cities. All of my experience relating to this place, however, leads me to the conclusion that there is no one “fundamental fact” about Washington. It’s not one thing – it’s one thing and its opposite at the same time. The contradictions inherent in this place are evident everywhere; it’s formal and informal; it’s public and private; it’s social and political; it’s a small town and the capital of the world. It’s a city that’s a symbol of democracy and yet thoroughly undemocratic, since it remains the only place in America where the people are taxed without representation in the very bodies that make the policies that govern them. Washington is more than a place. It’s the best example I can point to of the old English-class concept of personification. People say, “Washington knows this…thinks this….says that,” and everyone seems to know what or who is meant.”
We enjoy sharing our home with you through these pictures and commentary.