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Lafayette Square, Washington DC

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  • Across the street from the Whit House. There are lots of homeless and many times there are protestors. 
  • On my final morning of my most recent visit to the District, I decided to take a stroll around Lafayette Square, which was close to my hotel. There was inauguration construction going on; viewing stan...  more »
  • Not a safe or easy walk through Lafayette Square, but a good access point to take a picture of the Northside of the White House. The park is chopped up and fenced. Not easy to figure out where you can...  more »
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  • Good place to sit near the White House. Not as many bums as Franklin Square, probably due to Secret Service presence. Neat statues of foreign fighters for the American Revolution, too, including von Steuben, Rochambeau, Kosciuszko, and Lafayette, of course. Later ruined by the same statue of Jackson that every city has plopped in the middle of the park, but still a good park all the same.
  • One of the more beautiful small parks in DC, Lafayette Square is best known for its frequent and continual succession of various protests due to its strategic location across from the White House's north facade and pedestrian plaza. The park itself provides a beautiful vantage point for snapping some great pics of the White House with the Washington Monument rising behind it. A great place for a respite after walking around DC and all the sites to take in.
  • A great staging area before you plunge yourself into the madness that is the viewing area of the White House. It's a quaint spot, with nicely aged trees that offer that much needed shade on those suffocatingly hot DC summer days. Be warned, if you're not into having your pictures taken, don't go near here. You will be filmed from every angle this side of Hollywood
  • Such an appropriately situated garden dedicated to the man who so adored & emulated Washington. A lovely place to contemplate the magnitude of a single man's life.
  • The statues are all magnificant, and of cource the view of the White House is great. However, the lawn and fountains are not well maintained, and some of the park benches seems pretty beat up.