Founded in 1790, Washington, DC, offers some of the country's most notable architecture and significant sites. Along with its renowned buildings, monuments, gardens and museums, the national capital also features some unexpected treasures.
Photographs that capture the history and beauty of the city include:
National monuments and memorials
The Capitol, the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court
Georgetown's historic sites and picturesque streets
Arlington National Cemetery
Parks and gardens
The Smithsonian and other great museums and institutions
Embassy Row and Dupont Circle
The outstanding photographs and lively captions that fill this new book show why Washington, DC, is one of America's great destinations.
The America the Beautiful series takes readers on a photographic tour of the country's most beautiful states and most vibrant cities. Top photographers contribute their best images of both well-known destinations and hidden gems. Clear and informative captions bring each scene to life. These handsomely designed books show the beauty of each destination and will be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.
Jordan Worek is the author of the America the Beautiful title Chicago and is the coauthor of An American History Album.