The Ruins of Ancient Washington DC

Hiking and History in Rock Creek Park
Blogging from
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States
Latitude
38.95540
Longitude
-77.06980
Altitude
93.00 m
 

I was hiking today in Rock Creek Park and near the end of the outing I happened upon vine-covered stone buildings in the forest that, upon first sight, reminded me of ancient ruins I have seen in my visits to Mexico and parts of Central America. Upon closer examination I discovered they were not buildings at all but haphazardly stacked, large blocks of sandstone and marble. Many of the blocks had what must have once been exquisitely carved features, but are now severely weathered. I marked the location on my GPS and pulled out my camera and began photographing the "ruins."