An Introduction to Washington DC
daniel.kleiner from washington dc:
A short and funny intro to the city
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[MUSIC] Welcome to Washington DC, our nation's capital and home
of congress, the senate, the White House, and some of
America's greatest monuments, museums, parks, and restaurants. [MUSIC] I'm your
host Jay Bolger. And we're gonna feel not only the
history of DC, but the power. And it's not just
political power. It's the culture, and the lifestyle of one
of the world's most beautiful cities. Where's a place in
Washington DC, if you're coming to town to visit, that
you can really feel the power that is our nation's
capital? Go walk up in Capital Hill, you'll feel it.
The capital grill at 6th and Pennsylvania. The White House.
[UNKNOWN]. Go down to the mall, the national mall, see
the Washington Monument, see the Capital Building, see the World
War II memorial. What do you love about Washington DC?
It's a walking city. I love the Georgetown waterfront. The
seat of our nation's government. [UNKNOWN] Library of Congress. The
architecture here. The amount of culture that you have here.
I love this city. But there's more to this city
than marble and monuments. DC's got its own secrets, and
we're out to uncover them. And who better to let
us in on some of the city's secrets than DC's
US representative Eleanor Holmes Norton. What do you love about
Washington, D.C.? Well, I love the fact that the District
is a planned city. It didn't just grow willy-nilly. How
has D.C. changed in the last ten years and what's
going on here? Well, the city is organic. It is
always evolving and changing. The city has changed massively downtown
there so that there are many more places for visitors
to see. Where things are happening is in the city
proper and that begins Of course and downtown which is
right next to the mall, but then it goes into
the neighborhoods so that the district has blossomed as a
great deal more than a government town. It's a town
that knows how to play just like the rest of
the cities in America.