First stop on my Round the World Trip from 06th May 1990
This did not detract from the experience and I still have the vivid memories of getting a local bus to see the Pentagon and watching the guide walk backwards to show us the highlights (he had to watch us to make sure we did not stray off the visitor route!).
Washington DC is a fabulous city to visit, much like London in that it has lots of lovely green spaces, rivers, bold monuments, art galleries and free museums (including the Smithsonian, akin to our Natural History museum, and the Space Museum). Most interesting of all was the FBI building, and I also enjoyed the Library of Congress. Sadly, the White House was not open at the time of my visit.