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Wikipedia Description: President's Park
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President's Park, located in Washington, D.C., United States, includes the White House, a visitor center, Lafayette Park, and the Ellipse. President's Park was the original name of Lafayette Park and Square. The current President's Park is administered by the National Park Service.
Main article: White House
The White House Complex is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. It includes:
* The White House Executive Residence, official residence of the President of the United States. The residence is open to the public for reserved tours. Requests for tour reservations must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted one to six months in advance.
* The West Wing, office of the President and staff. The West Wing is closed to the public.
* The East Wing, office space for the First Lady, White House Social Secretary, and other staff. The East Wing is closed to the public.
* The White House Gardens including the South Lawn, Rose Garden, Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, and North Lawn. The gardens are open to public tours seasonally by advance appointment through an individual's senator or member of congress.
White House Visitor Center:
The White House Visitor Center is located in the north end of the Herbert C. Hoover Building (Department of Commerce headquarters between 14th Street and 15th Street on Pennsylvania Avenue NW). The visitor center serves as a starting point for those going on a reserved tour of the White House. The various exhibits also provide an alternate visitor experience for those who did not schedule a tour. The themes of the six permanent exhibits include First Families, Symbols & Images, White House Architecture, White House Interiors, Working White House, and Ceremonies and Celebrations. A variety of other exhibits change frequently during the year.
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2013 photos: So far, I'm mostly using my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I'm also using a Nikon D7000 and Nikon D600.
Trips this year have been limited to a Civil War Trust conference in Memphis.