Discoveries...America, Washington DC DVD - The Capitol of the United States of America is the world's most recognizable icon of freedom. The first planned city in America, Washington D.C. has become the country's grandest repository of national institutions, historical relics, museums, monuments and memorials...Here too, are museums of the Smithsonian Institution, The National Archives and The Library of Congress. The National Zoo provides a change of pace while visiting the many historic treasures. The National Cathedral's impressive architecture and remarkable collection of iconography in sculpture and stained glass windows depicting religious scenes plus voyages into space and WWII battles. DC's racial and ethnic diversity is shown in neighborhoods like Adams Morgan, Georgetown's Herring Hill and Frederick Douglass' Anacostia. Historic Georgetown canal by mule drawn barge is a peaceful way to learn about the city's past and the commerce that played a large part in its development. On the Potomac River nearby, the annual Dragon Boat Festival. The International Spy Museum has the world's largest collection of espionage artifacts including disguises, secret cameras, weapons, surveillance and threat analysis exhibits. Eastern Market, DC Farmers Market and DC Fish Market all add a colorful element to our nations capitol with the sights and smells of fresh produce, meats, fish and cheeses, artwork and collectables. The nations capitol is a rich, culturally diverse, exciting and historic treasure where America embraces all the virtue, principal and qualities into which this great nation has evolved.
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