The United States “Secret” Service will check the capabilities of your Tele-Photo lens, before allowing you to shoot the White House.
In this day and age, reality writes the most twisted scripts. Fiction (“House of Cards”) has a hard time keeping up, to tell the story of the city which is a capital. Not of gentlemen and ladies or honesty and fairness though. And you can feel it instantly. When walking New York, Paris, London, Berlin or Tokyo with a telephoto lens mounted to your camera, it’s assumed that you are either a tourist or an artist of some sort. In Washington D.C. though you are perceived as a spy, snoop or cop of some sort. Impressive buildings repeatedly suck in and spit out rather unimpressive crowds, who seemingly suffer of obesity and a lack of style basics.
Washington, D.C., commonly referred to as “Washington”, “the District”, or simply “D.C.”, is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. [Part II]