Down by the old Potomac

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Down on the banks of the Potomac River in DC’s Georgetown neighbourhood.  The river divides the District of Columbia from Virginia… so across the river is a different state.  Some of the DC landmarks along the river include the Lincoln Center and Georgetown University.  The river has been in songs, poems… and the “old Potomac two-step” is just one of the many phrases used to describe the “dance” of political dealings in Washington.

2 Responses to " Down by the old Potomac "

  1. Aaron says:

    Not to quibble, but I should let you know that the entire river in these parts is situated within the District of Columbia. Virginia begins at the opposite shore. It’s a quirk of the royal charter that established the Province of Maryland, which defined its southern boundary as the southern shore of the river.

  2. Ashlee says:

    Cool, I wasn’t sure exactly where the cut off was! Thanks for the info.
    .-= Ashlee´s last blog ..The Lincoln Memorial =-.