Washington, DC
from Bob Cantor's National Parks Photo Gallery
Many of Washington's monuments and parks are run by the National Park Service, including most of the locations shown here.


Inside the Atlantic Pavilion at the World War II Memorial.
Washington National Cathedral (officially the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) was built over an 83 year period using traditional methods and a limestone block structure. It's the 6th largest cathedral in the world and the second largest in the United States.
The Jefferson Memorial and a paddle boat cruising the Tidal Basin.
Inside the Lincoln Memorial.
The Tidal Basin is where tourists flock in April to see the cherry blossoms in bloom.
Here are more cherry blossoms, this time with the Washington Monument in the background.
The Great Hall of the National Building Museum. The building was originally constructed in the 1880s to house the Pension Bureau. The 75 foot high interior Corinthian columns are among the tallest of their kind in the world.
The East Portico of the United States Capitol.
These sandstone Corinthian columns were originally installed on the East Portico of the Capitol in 1828. They were put into storage after additions to the portico (planned almost 100 years earlier) were made in 1958. In 1984, the old columns were moved to their current location at the National Arboretum.
The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Here we see Mandara and her 10-month old baby.

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