Sunday, May 09, 2010

Washington DC

On my flight to Washington DC I looked up the city in my book "Turen går til USA", and was really fascinated about some of the information the book gave me: Washington DC has been the capitol of the United States since 1790 as the politicians decided to "cut out" 100 square miles by Potomac River, which is the border between north and south. The capitol city was named after the first president of the US George Washington, and was supposed to become a modern city, with architecture drawn by the French architect Pierre L'Enfant. Today, the city stay the same as it was in the 18th century, with famous buildings as the monument, capitol building and the White House.

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