Washington D.C. - City Video Guide
Washington D.C. is situated on the east coast of the USA, along the banks of the Potomac River.
Most visitors begin at the National Mall. Zero Milestone is the proposed reference point for distances on all US maps. To the north is the White House. To the south stands the Washington Monument. The US Capitol Building, atop Capitol Hill, is the nation's seat of federal government.
The Mall is also home to many of the nation's Smithsonian buildings, including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Reflecting Pool is surrounded by tributes to its heroes and founding fathers, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.
Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare system makes it easy to reach downtown neighborhoods such as DuPont Circle and Foggy Bottom.
Georgetown is the oldest district in Washington D.C. Wisconsin Avenue and M Street have boutique stores and galleries. To the north is the National Cathedral, the Smithsonian National Zoo and the International Spy Museum.
Just across the Potomac is Arlington National Cemetery.
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Driving Downtown - Washington DC 4K - USA
Driving Downtown - Washington District of Columbia USA - Episode 24.
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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.
Top 10 Attractions - TripAdvisor
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
Etats Unis Washington Centre ville / United States Washington City center
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WASHINGTON DC | ARLINGTON VA , UNITED STATES - A TRAVEL TOUR - HD 1080P
A walking travel tour around Washington D.C. as well as Arlington VA. This is THE city to visit if you're interested in history, culture, politics and much more. The museums are amazing!
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The film chronologically progresses from early morning to the small hours of the night, showcasing daily life around Washington D.C..
For those planning on visiting, those who’d like to visit but cannot or those who might be nostalgic and want to re-live their past visits / life there, hopefully this film shall satisfy, time and time again.
Filmed in September 2011.
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Strange New York - Hawks Nest and Tri-State Monument
Last week we took a little trip around New York. We began our journey in Delaware County next to the Pepactin reservoir where we viewed an eagle. We also visited Roscoe, New York a town known for its trout fishing. We then stopped for lunch and a drink at a great little pub in Hurleyville. We then ended up at our intended location, the Hawk’s Nest.
I was researching travel locations when I can across information on a portion of highway along a scenic by-way in Orange county New York. It is called the Hawks Nest. Hawk’s Nest is located on Route 97 just outside Port Jervis near Sparrow Bush, New York. The road is perched on a cliff face with views of the Delaware River below and Pennsylvania on the opposite shore.
We also visited the tristate monument in Port Jervis. This location is where New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania meet. Not much to see there but it was a great little side trip.
Wonderful day and some fun stops, hope you enjoy.
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Washington DC Tour
Washington, DC -- Capital of the United States of America, heart and center of the Land of Liberty. The city is a reflection of the country's history, achievements and aspirations. On the National Mall are some of America's finest monuments and memorials -- each a reminder of the ideals that our country stands for, and the men and women who fought for them.
The Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the newest -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - honor leaders and ideals of American freedom, democracy and equality. The World War 2, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials pay tribute to the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for America's freedom.
Filmed in high definition, this video is an excerpt from Finley-Holiday Films America's National Parks Blu-ray and DVD. Release Date May, 2013.
Welcome to Washington, DC - Timelapse
Washington, DC amazes upon approach and never ceases. Take a journey from landing at Dulles Airport into the city, where diverse neighborhoods, a vibrant dining scene and a wealth of cultural attractions mean your visit will be hard to forget. Stunning visuals, including DC’s incredible monuments and memorials, illustrate the capital city at its finest.
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