Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and

A travel guide with character, this fact filled keepsake offers all the history, beauty, charm, and culture of our nation s capital city In eye catching watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the allure that makes Washington DC one of the most visited destinations in the country In addition to the national landmarks, stirring memorials, and vibrant neighborhoods, there s the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Twilight Tattoo a military pageant featuring the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the US Army Drill Team , colorful row houses, famous hotels and restaurants, and museums than you ll be able to visit in just one trip Gessler covers the city s most popular attractions but also heads off the beaten path to share hidden gems, like the quirky Albert Einstein Memorial and Eastern Market, where you can dine on bluebucks and browse for flea market finds Also included are an index of sites and a useful appendix of addresses, Web sites, Metro stops, and phone numbers Very Washington DC is a picture perfect guidebook a one of a kind memento for tourists and a cherished reminder of the city s riches for those who have always lived in America s hometown Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City


About the Author: Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler is the author and illustrator of Very New Orleans, Very Charleston, and Very California Her watercolors and oil paintings are represented by Shaw Gallery in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida She and her husband live in Melbourne, Florida, when theyre not traveling.



10 thoughts on “Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City

  1. Danielle Robbins Danielle Robbins says:

    Love the visual art work and the unique facts


  2. Debra Hofland Debra Hofland says:

    Purchased this on one of our many jaunts to DC between 2010 2014 The watercolor paintings, the lettering and the text make this a keeper Purchased this on one of our many jaunts to DC between 2010 2014 The watercolor paintings, the lettering and the text make this a keeper


  3. Peggy Peggy says:

    This is a lovely little book that gives a good introduction to the sights to see in Washington Dc through illustrations and snippets of copy I really enjoyed the way the author organized the attractions It s not a thorough enough review of specific sights, but gives a good indication of what you should investigate further before your travels.


  4. Tristan Nowicki Tristan Nowicki says:

    As someone who isn t a visual thinker, I definitely appreciated the art in this book, not to mention the brief backgrounds and descriptions that the author provided While not as exhaustive as I m sure other guides are, the vibrant watercolors did an admiral job of bringing the District to life and of whetting my appetite forDC history.


  5. Maria Maria says:

    Wonderfully painted with many interesting facts you probably won t read in the typical tourist guide This book showed me beautiful places I surely wouldn t have found otherwise I love to leaf through it again and again and again and remember my stay in America s capital.


  6. Tammy Tammy says:

    Love all of Diana Gessler s books Like how she mixes historical info with travel tidbits Her illustrations are charming and I love to look through her books when I need some armchair travel or artistic inspiration


  7. Duckpondwithoutducks Duckpondwithoutducks says:

    This short book, half way in between a history book and a travel book, is of note because of the illustrations They are amazing Each page has beautiful watercolours by the author, and the book is beautifully designed.


  8. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    We received this book as a gift and I m so glad It s pretty ans sweet Plus, it s filled with practical and interesting facts I wish there was one for every city, especially Houston.


  9. Lila Lila says:

    Charming illustrations in this travel guide Gessler includes interesting tidbits that one is unlikely to encounter anywhere else.


  10. Jenny GB Jenny GB says:

    I love the illustrations


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