I have visited Washington DC several times to visit family. Once summer 2001 and then twice in 2002. When the situation had changed in the inner City and most of the famous landmarks and wonderful museums, like the Smithsonian. Much more restrictive checking of purses upon entering. I also at that time did some research at the Library of Congress and obtained a temporary library card. It had been a long and arduous process. I love Washington DC especially old Georgetown, with its old brown stone houses, some from the 17th century. And the shady old walkways along the canals. I stayed at that time near Dupont Circle, historic District in NW Washington, one of the best areas, an easy walk to the Washington Zoo, the Smithsonian National Zoo. One of the landmark Zoo’s in the world. [ http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ ] Admission was free. At the time of my visit I had been lucky enough to also view a couple of new born baby animals, a most adorable little playful elephant, and several tiger cubs. What a treat ! Georgetown is fantastic with its indoor international markets and the little Cafe’s and boutiques. I would love to re-visit, but I think it will never be the same. Near the home we stayed (an old greystone house) it was also an easy walk to Dumbarton Oaks Park

[ http://www.doaks.org/gardens ]. Very enjoyable end educational experience. 

What I liked best about this city are the many international book stores, one just around the corner to read newspapers in the Cafe and buy books. They even had editions of ASTERIX & OBELISK in French.

I put together one video of images of locations in the city and also Alexandria and Baltimore Harbor, that we visited. I have many more pictures, but some still in print. Followup later.