Driving Downtown - Washington DC 4K - USA
Driving Downtown - Washington District of Columbia USA - Episode 24.
Starting Point: 16th Street - .
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of George Washington, one of the United States' founding fathers and the leader of the American Continental Army who won the Revolutionary War, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District.
Washington had an estimated population of 672,228 as of July 2015. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is a part, has a population of over 6 million, the sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country.
The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court. Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations.
A locally elected mayor and a 13‑member council have governed the District since 1973. However, the Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting, at-large congressional delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, but the District has no representation in the U.S. Senate. The District receives three electoral votes in presidential elections as permitted by the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.
Tourism is Washington's second largest industry. Approximately 18.9 million visitors contributed an estimated $4.8 billion to the local economy in 2012. The District also hosts nearly 200 foreign embassies and international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization. In 2008, the foreign diplomatic corps in Washington employed about 10,000 people and contributed an estimated $400 million annually to the local economy.
The District has growing industries not directly related to government, especially in the areas of education, finance, public policy, and scientific research. Georgetown University, George Washington University, Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Medical Center and Howard University are the top five non-government-related employers in the city as of 2009. According to statistics compiled in 2011, four of the largest 500 companies in the country were headquartered in the District.
Washington is one of 12 cities in the United States with teams from all four major professional men's sports and is home to one major professional women's team. The Washington Wizards (National Basketball Association), the Washington Capitals (National Hockey League), and the Washington Mystics (Women's National Basketball Association), play at the Verizon Center in Chinatown. Nationals Park, which opened in Southeast D.C. in 2008, is home to the Washington Nationals (Major League Baseball). D.C. United (Major League Soccer) plays at RFK Stadium. The Washington Redskins (National Football League) play at nearby FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Library of Congress
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
National World War II Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Driving Downtown - Bethesda 4K - Maryland USA
Driving Downtown - Bethesda Maryland USA - Episode 34.
Starting Point: .
Bethesda is a census-designated place just northwest of the United States capital of Washington, D.C. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. In 2014 it placed first in Forbes list of America's most educated small towns and first on Time's list of top earning towns.
Bethesda is a very wealthy and well-educated area. According to the 2000 Census, Bethesda was the best-educated city in the United States of America with a population of 50,000 or more. 79% of residents 25 or older have bachelor's degrees and 49% have graduate or professional degrees. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $117,723, and the median income for a family was $168,385. The average price of a four bedroom, two bath home in Bethesda in 2010 was $806,817 (which ranks it as the twentieth most expensive community in America).
Notable companies based in Bethesda include:
U.S. Headquarters of AREVA Inc.
Cambridge Information Group
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
Coventry Health Care
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Digital Management, Inc.
Host Hotels & Resorts
International Neuroethics Society
Iridium Satellite LLC
United States Enrichment Corporation
Youth For Understanding USA
Wellness Corporate Solutions
Trace Armstrong, former NFL player.
Red Auerbach, former NBA coach.
Deane Beman, PGA Tour Commissioner and professional golfer.
Ezra Taft Benson, the Secretary of Agriculture under President Eisenhower, and former president of the Mormon Church.
Wolf Blitzer, journalist.
James Brown, sportscaster.
Preston Burpo, former MLS player.
Patrick Byrne, entrepreneur.
Andrea Carroll, soprano
Michael Cerveris, actor.
Connie Chung, television journalist.
Colin Cloherty, NFL player.
Steve Coll, journalist and author.
Candy Crowley, journalist.
David Dobkin, director, screenwriter, and producer.
William Eacho, former U.S. ambassador to Austria.
Gregg Easterbrook, sports columnist.
Jo Ann Emerson, former U.S. Representative, Missouri.
Marc Flanagan, Emmy winning television writer/producer [IMdb]
Kenneth Feinberg, attorney.
John Feinstein, author.
Neal Fredericks, cinematographer.
Thomas Friedman, author.
Merrick Garland, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Howard Gutman, former U.S. ambassador to Belgium.
Mark Halperin, journalist and author.
Steve Handelsman, journalist.
Laura Hillenbrand, author.
Antawn Jamison, basketball player.
Spike Jonze, director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.
Larry Kaufman, chess Grandmaster.
Greg Koch, former NFL player.
Ferenc Körmendi, Hungarian novelist and broadcaster
Tim Kurkjian, ESPN analyst.
Katie Ledecky, swimmer.
Nils Lofgren, musician.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress, comedian and producer.
Justin Maxwell, MLB player.
Allison Macfarlane, chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Alice McDermott, author.
Martin O'Malley, politician, former governor of Maryland, former Democratic presidential candidate.
Periphery, progressive metal band.
Maury Povich, television host.
Mark Pryor, former U.S. Senator, Arkansas.
Giuliana Rancic, celebrity news personality.
Patricia Richardson, actress, Home Improvement.
James Risen, journalist.
Alexandra Robbins, author.
Cokie Roberts, journalist and author.
Richard Schiff, actor.
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David Simon, author, journalist, and television producer.
Gordon Smith, former U.S. Senator, Oregon.
Daniel Stern, actor.
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Jeff Tremaine, director, screenwriter, and producer.
Mike Tyson, boxer.
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Greenbelt MD Tourism. Greenbelt is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Contained within today's City of Greenbelt is the historic planned community now known locally as Old Greenbelt and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. Greenbelt's population was 23,068 at the 2010 U.S. Census.
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Did you know that this Superman - Ride Of Steel is a mirror image or the Ride Of Steel coaster at Six Flags Darien Lake in Upstate New York?
The one at Darien Lake was the first Intamin mega coaster to open in 1999 & this one opened a year later, even though construction for both began in 1997.
Six Flags America is located near Washington DC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
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Driving Downtown – Baltimore St – Baltimore Maryland
Baltimore is the largest city in the State of Maryland, the largest independent city in the United States, and the 26th-most populous city in the country. It is located in the central area of the state along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. The independent city is often referred to as Baltimore City to distinguish it from the surrounding Baltimore County. Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic United States and is situated closer to Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast. Baltimore's Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States and a major manufacturing center. After a decline in major manufacturing, industrialization and rail transportation, Baltimore shifted to a service-oriented economy, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital (founded 1889), and Johns Hopkins University (founded 1876), now serving as the city's top two employers.
With a population of 622,104 as of July 1, 2013, Baltimore increased by 762 residents over the previous year, ending over six decades of population loss since its peak in 1950. The Baltimore Metropolitan Areahas grown steadily to approximately 2.7 million residents in 2010; the 20th largest in the country. Baltimore has the second largest population (after Washington, D.C.), and is a principal city in, the greaterBaltimore–Washington metropolitan area with a total of approximately 9.44 million residents (as of 2013 estimates).
With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed a city of neighborhoods, and has been more recently known as Charm City, to go along with its older moniker of The Monumental City (coined by sixth President John Quincy Adams in 1827), and its more controversial 19th-century sobriquet of Mobtown. The talents of writers Edgar Allan Poe and H.L. Mencken, jazz musician James Eubie Blake and singer Billie Holiday, as well as the city's role in the War of 1812 and Francis Scott Key's writing of The Star-Spangled Banner, which later became the American national anthem, have all contributed to the city's historical importance.
According to the Brookings Institution, almost a quarter of the jobs in the Baltimore region are science, technology, engineering and math positions. The Baltimore area is known for health and science, which is in part attributed to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, with its extensive undergraduate and graduate schools, the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and other smaller schools such as the University of Baltimore, the suburban University of Maryland-Baltimore County, (in Catonsville), Loyola University, Notre Dame University Maryland, Stevenson University, (formerly Villa Julie College – in suburban Stevenson),Goucher College, (in suburban Towson), and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Bon Secours Hospital
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Lord Baltimore Hotel
Alex. Brown & Sons Building
Downtown Baltimore is the central business district of Baltimore traditionally bounded by Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the west, Mt. Royal Avenue to the north, President Street to the east and the Inner Harborarea to the south. It consists of five neighborhoods: Westside, Mount Vernon, City Centre, Inner Harbor, and Camden Yards. It is the focal point of business in the Baltimore metropolitan area with over 100,000 employees. It has also increasingly become a heavily populated neighborhood with over 37,000 residents and new condominiums and apartment homes being built steadily.
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American Visionary Art Museum
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Baltimore Museum of Art
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The Longest Bridge in the United States- Lake Pontchartrain Causeway!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge passing over water, the waters of New Orleans's Lake Pontchartrain to be exact. The bridge is so long that for 8 of its 24 miles, you can't see land in any direction.
The longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.
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Beach to Bluegrass: Traveling Virginia Highway 58
An insider's guide to places to brake along one of Virginia's most historic and fun to drive routes.
Joe Tennis, author of “Beach to Bluegrass: An Illustrated Collection of Virginia stories and photos following 500 miles of Highway 58”