Washington, DC, is an odd town for a variety of reason…it is steeped in history and yet is constantly in a state of renewal as its four quadrants cycle from decay to rebirth to affluence to decadence, and the people within the town, depending on money and power, move from quadrant to quadrant accordingly.
Being the political and international heart of the US, however, means that it is also a showcase–in the museum display sense–of what the US has to offer architecturally.
I’ve tried to capture some of that here.
The Capitol represents the hubris of government
I liked the juxtaposition of the flag and Capitol
There was something almost medieval about the turrets on this church
Buildings throughout Washington gleam even when in shadow
A lot of the older neighbourhoods crumble from neglect
In the same neighbourhoods, new buildings almost look incomplete
A home in Alexandria, VA
The decision to maintain an ancient appeal in a modern centre is interesting (Alexandria, VA)
Built on a circular pattern, Washington intersections bleed with perspective
Another sense of perspective, even if it’s not something the Capitol is known for
Constantly under repair, in this case because of a recent earthquake
A beautiful beacon in the darkness (Alexandria, VA)
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