Description Washington DC, The city was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. The district's name, 'Columbia', is an early poetic name for the United States and a reference to Christopher Columbus, an early explorer of the Americas. The city is commonly referred to as Washington, The District, or simply D.C. In the 19th century, it was called the Federal City or Washington City. Its population is about 588,292. The Washington Metropolitan Area is the eighth-largest in the United States with more than five million residents, and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area has a population exceeding eight million. If Washington, D.C. were a state, it would rank last in area (behind Rhode Island), second to last in population (ahead of Wyoming), first in population density, and 35th in gross state product.
Christopher Boswell, The Great Northwest Member Since April 2008 Artist StatementHello and Welcome! This all started with a photo in the newspaper 20 years ago in Philadelphia. The thrill of sharing an image that started in my head was intoxicating. Since that first time my efforts have been centered on documenting the places found and passing them along to you. Find your light then shine it! Cheers! Please visit my Websites www.chrisboswell.com