Just crossing from the Washington Monument toward the Constitution Avenue, naturally in north direction, in our exploring of Washington DC we got to the interesting path in the shape of elipse.
In so called President's Park, we made some stroll on the bright, sunny day. In the mass of tourists, we observed the white building in the distance, over the White House South Lawn, leaning on the iron fence. We saw, in about hundred yards away from us, the armed men on the roof of the White House. Since it was 2005 year, and the wounds of terroristic assaults on America haven't been yet healed, such measures were quite understandable.
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States on the Pennsylvania Avenue, very important traffic artery,that connects the White House with the Capitol Building and over up to the Capitol Hill.
As to the edifice of the White House, in front of the House to the south, on the left and right side are respectively, the White House Rose Garden and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden.
Passing the White House North Lawn, one may get to the Lafayette Square on the north, with General Lafayette Statue. That last is by no means,unimportant, due to the role this great french general played in the American Revolution.
Very educative round, was that seeing of so considerable and powerful place in Washington and whole America.More