Category Archives: Country Capitals

Washington, D.C.

Last week I took a short trip to our nation’s capital to attend a conference for work.  I was not able to build any personal time into this trip for photography, but luckily I captured the Washington, D.C., welcome sign on a trip in the spring of 2008.

Bladensburg Road (westbound on Maryland Route 450)

I like this sign.  The brick foundation is solid, and the adornments at the top of the sign reflect the character of American colonial architecture.  Below the welcome message are the symbols that make up Washington, D.C.’s flag: the three red stars above two red horizontal bars are taken from the coat of arms of George Washington.

My trip to Washington last week was short and sweet – not unlike this post!  Stay tuned for some special holiday-themed welcome signs throughout the second half of December.