One thing I love about Europe is the way that history is immortalized throughout the cities — in art, monuments, sculptures, memorials and architecture. A lot of American cities lack that — partially because we are a young country with only a fraction of the history of our European counterparts, and partly because so many of our cities are all about function rather than esthetics. However, Washington DC is a stand out in that way. It’s a city chock full of history, which is enshrined in monuments, memorials, sculptures and museums. It has all the substance of a great world city, with the added benefit of being super clean and not too crowded.
We only had a few days to peruse DC over Christmas while staying with family in Virginia, but we filled up those days with as much sightseeing as possible. We meandered past the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, a sculpture park, beautiful fountains, gardens and much more. The skies were gray and the trees bare, but I still left with the impression that this is a beautiful city worthy of much more exploration someday!
Linking up with Anna from Slightly Astray for #TravelTuesday!