Modern Living: A Capital Trip

To some Americans, Washington, D.C., is simply a dateline center of power, politics−and, lately, peccadillo. Yet it stirs a sense of pride in most people; it is the only city in the country that belongs to everyone, and to see it, to wander among its monuments and enjoy its green vistas is to receive the palpable touch of nationhood. Last week TIME Correspondent Bonnie Angela roamed the city on a pilgrimage of rediscovery and sent this report:

In this Bicentennial year, Washington has flowered into something far beyond its old self−into the city that...

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