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Published: July 10th 2010
The National Monument, Washington, DC
The world's largest monolith monument stands proud
Curiously for the capital of the world's superpower, Washington, DC feels neighborly. Sure, there's the White House, the Capitol Building, and a plethora of federal buildings. But get past the Mall and you'll find cozy neighborhoods that defy the pomp and prestige everyone has come to associate of the district (at least everyone outside the US).
We got here after a six-hour drive from Philly, stopping briefly in Delaware to stock up on food items. We stayed in an inn (more like a motel) an hour walk from the Amtrak station.
Stops include the Amtrak station, a couple of Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, and the Arlington Cemetery across the Potomac River in Virginia.
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