Its Own Identity

There’s always a lament about the homogeneity of America. While it’s true that if you were dropped in the suburbs of Dallas, it would be hard to know where you were. It could be Phoenix, LA, Denver, or Kansas City.

To me, Washington, DC is the most distinctive American city. The design genius and foresight of L’Enfant, Jefferson, along with the willingness of the early federal government to spend for architectural greatness shows.

There’s also something about the way people walk with purpose in DC that is different from the swagger of New York or the casualness of Los Angeles.

Washington’s Metro system has its own big-city identity. Their giant underground spaces are peerless.

If I ever awoke with a view of the roof in one of these stations, I’d know exactly where I was. How I got there would be another matter.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.