An extensive portrait of America's majestic capital. Home of the Capitol Building and the White House, as well as monuments and memorials that illustrate the dramatic history of the nation, Washington DC is the hub of political power in the United States. But the city and surrounding area also boast distinct neighborhoods, upscale shopping districts, historic homes, and picturesque parks and gardens. Some of the featured monuments and national treasures showcased in Washington DC include: The Washington Monument The White House The Lincoln Memorial The Jefferson Memorial The Vietnam War Memorial The Iwo Jima Memorial The World War II Memorial. In addition to all the internationally famous tourist sites, there are many others that only the locals know. Through large-scale photographs and informative captions, this book is a stunning visual odyssey of a fascinating city. About the A Visual Portrait series: The A Visual Portrait series is made up of deluxe companions to the extensive America series. Covering the nation's great cities, these large, gorgeous hardcover gift books are bigger, bolder and even more beautiful than the America books “in a larger trim size and with 160 pages of full color photographs by acclaimed photographers. The photos, with their informative and entertaining captions, capture each city at its best.