The one thing that I noticed more than anything else, is that the Americans are hugely patriotic. If you happened to forget where you were, for instance, you would always be reminded by a helpful flag, or five, fluttering from the nearest flagpole.
This is no more apparent than in Washington DC specifically at the Washington Monument, built to commemorate the first American president, General George Washington.
This obelisk was constructed using blocks of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss. It is not only the tallest structure in Washington DC it is also the tallest stone structure and tallest obelisk in the world.
The cornerstone was laid in 1848 – but it was only completed in 1884; construction being rudely interrupted by the American Civil War (1861-1865).
The White House, no doubt, looks just the same as it did under the Clinton administration. Maybe they’ll have different Christmas decorations this year!
Washington DC, USA – December, 1993
Info: Pentax P30T, ISO 400. Scanned negatives with CanoScan 8800F – cleaned up in Photoshop v5.