Washington D.C. didn't disappoint in delivering a memorable Fourth of July. As expected, D.C. is the number one place to celebrate one of America's most important national holidays. Fortunately enough, we were able to slow down the pace from the past couple days. So, we didn't begin our day until 11:00 AM, but despite a later time, our day was busier than our time at UPenn yesterday. We must have walked for miles, but with good weather on our side.
Having taken the DC Circulator to get to the White House, we explored a different part of D.C. And to my surprise, its architecture was like what you could see in urban areas of California. The twist however, was that there would be one modern building juxtaposed with a building of an older style you wouldn't see as often. The Executive Office Building for example, looked out of place amidst the modern architecture of its counterparts. It boggles my mind how by taking a short bus ride, I felt like I was leaving D.C. for another part of the country. The way D.C. is built makes it so that you get the big city feel, without having it be geographically large.
And almost immediately after the Executive Office Building was the White House. Of course, there were crowds lining up take a picture for keeps. It felt as if we were waiting to take a picture in front of Disneyland. I was in awe of the whole moment of being in front of the White House. I finally understood the history behind the White House among a plethora of things because of my US History teacher, Mr. Wilson.