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Washington, DC - At Christmas - Part III

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The White House

The White House has been the official residence of the president of the United States since 1800. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. The winner of a 1792 competition for its design was the Irish-American architect James Hoban. As early as 1807, Benjamin Latrobe, the principal architect of the Capitol, sought to improve the building by preparing designs for pavilions at either end (added that year in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson), for interior alterations, and for porticos on both fronts. After the building was burned (1814) by the British, it was reconstructed (1815-17) by Hoban, who also added the semicircular South Portico that Latrobe had proposed and completed Latrobe's rectangular North Portico.

Catherine and I on the steps of the North Porticol of The White House

Even though I have been to Washington DC many times, thanks to United States Senator Diane Feinstein, this was the first time I was able to go inside the White house .

The North Porticol of The White House

On the grounds of the White House

Catherine and I on the grounds of the White House

White House press corps

This is where the gaggle of reporters (the White House press corps) have their news shots with the White House in the Background. In this scene Wolf Blitzer of CNN News is reporting.

Christmas Garland on the White House

On the steps of the United States Supreme Court

The Washington National Cathedral

Inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Inside the Library of Congress

United States National Postal Museum

Statue of Ben Franklin inside the United States National Postal Museum

Ben Franklin was the United States first Postmaster General.

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Blogger Fieldwalker said...

Trips are always to be good...I wondered someday I'll on my way...

thanks for share. :)

December 23, 2006 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Nice blog.

from Singapore

December 25, 2006 10:29 AM  

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