I dumped the luggage and took the Circulator bus (cost $1) to Georgetown. It was a lovely area with lots of different styles of architecture.
I found a beautiful French restaurant where I had a late lunch. Most of the other customers were French speakers!
I continued my walk around Georgetown.
I visited The Stone House - the oldest building in Washington. Still not as old as places in the UK!
This is the back of the Lincoln Memorial. I spent some time trying to find out how to cross the road here!
The other side of the memorial. There were a lot of people despite it being 5pm on a cold Friday afternoon.
However, instead of walking to the Capitol Building I went to the White House instead, which was almost a mile away.
Saturday morning: Alexandria
I discovered that there was going to be a big parade on the Saturday to celebrate the Cherry Blossom so to get away from the crowds I took the Metro to Alexandria. This was another area with beautiful architecture.
The Torpedo Factory had been turned into an Arts Centre with 82 artists' studios.
There was a paddle steamer moored at a jetty.
With my zoom lens I could take photos of Washington in the distance.
I decided to take a boat trip back to Washington as it was a lovely warm day. Sadly the view along the river banks wasn't particularly picturesque
I'll tell you about the rest of my visit to Washington DC next time.
Thanks for stopping by.