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National Capitals - Washington, DC, USA - OU065A

 East Front of US Capitol

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 38° 53.390' W 77° 00.400' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > District of Columbia
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 10 June 2013
 Date Created: 11 June 2013
 Last Modified: 13 June 2013
 Waypoint: OU065A

 


{{found}} 5 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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Rated as: Excellent
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My 100th cache listed on OCNA!

One of a series of virtual caches for North American capital cities.

Also see...

National Capitals - Ottawa, ON, Canada - OU065B
National Capitals - Mexico City, Mexico - OU065C


From Wikipedia: Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria; however, Congress returned the Virginia portion in 1846. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. Congress created a single municipal government for the whole District of Columbia after the American Civil War.


The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court. Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations
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The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress, the legislature of the U.S. federal government. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though it has never been the geographic center of the federal district, the Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the District are divided and the city was planned.

Officially, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as fronts. Historically, however, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries. Like the federal buildings for the executive and judicial branches, it is built in the distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior.


US Capitol East Front


The West Front of the US Capitol is what people see most often, since it faces The Mall and is where the President is sworn in every 4 years.

Your task is to take and post a picutre of yourself (or your GPS, if you're shy) with the East Side of the Capitol clearly visible.



 

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1 23 August 2015 Mr.Yuck Found it

I have never been on this side! I was there about 10:00 AM on a Sunday in August, and there were only about 10 people milling around. Amazing! Pic later when I get home, I'm sure DG trusts me. P.S. had no clue it was currently under reconstruction.
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Talk about no one around on a Sunday Morning
Talk about no one around on a Sunday Morning
Money shot. That is a GPSr around my neck
Money shot. That is a GPSr around my neck

1 05 November 2014 sorahl Found it

Another day in DC, and we actually visited the Capitol. Really impressed.
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Capitol

1 02 November 2013 sfcchaz Found it

Well it was such a nice day and I had nothing planned so I decided to come to DC and grab a few caches. I ended up finding 6: 4 Terracaches and 2 Opencaching.us caches while logging 5.5 miles on the trek on foot.

Been there done that... oh on the east side. Now I get it, never been to that side in that location. TFTC

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MR. & Mrs. Sfcchaz at the United States Capitol
MR. & Mrs. Sfcchaz at the United States Capitol

1 19 July 2013 debaere Found it

I was hoping to get FTF on this one, but I was scooped!  
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debaere

1 06 July 2013 Recommendation tripman1 Found it

Visiting here and taking the Capital Tour.  Really impressed with Washington.  Nice people and lots to do.  Thanks for the tourist friendly hide.
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captial