Washington D.C. rises in pink hues with the morning sun soaring the heat calmly over the Potomac River. Elegant avenues and wide boulevards are quickly flooded with golden light reflected in marble walls. Meticulously designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant the city plan expresses equally the importance of the capital as the political center and the egalitarian ideas of its founders.
The temperature rises high rapidly as I walk National Mall towards United States Congress. The sun is burning my skin while the humid air wrapped around marbled corners of the governmental institutions is following my steps. I manage to escape into the coolness of the lavish greenery that is casting shadows on the pavement. In the awe of the elegance of the buildings I move forward regardless the heat. With the Capitol Hill at its centerpiece there’s no small talk in this city! I sense the grandeur and power from neoclassical gems through freemasonry temples to the industrial statements set in concrete. And amongst all those monuments, institutions and museums the Washingtonians embrace their life and all the opportunities this capital has to offer.
While I enjoy my evening cocktail at the roof top bar the city seems to pause, almost distant from its political weight. Relaxed, I watch the sun setting down over The White House, the American flag is waving in the wind as to remind me that this is, nonetheless, Washington D.C. USA.