The United States “Secret” Service will check the capabilities of your Tele-Photo lens, before allowing you to shoot the White House.
As recent “real” events as well as some fictional characters from the popular Netflix series ‘House of Cards’ have shown us, this city is not the capital of gentlemen or honesty, fairness or trust for that matter. It feels like that too. Perhaps an amusing anecdote is worth mentioning here: When walking New York, Paris, London, Berlin or Tokyo with a telephoto lens mounted to your camera, people usually assume that you are either a tourist or an artist of some sort. In Washington D.C. on the other hand, you are perceived as a spy or snoop. The only other place where i felt this energy so far, was in Moscow.
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]