land never existed outside of political fiction.
Another city exists beyond Official Washington. For natives, the city limits are set by two rivers: the Anacostia and the Potomac. The terrain consists of hills, parks and forestland. The city even has a wealth of urban gardens and some urban farms.
Rock Creek park holds the zoo, a nature center, stables and trails. East Potomac Park is where locals go to play. Every neighborhood has its own history.
Ultimately, Washington is a series of schools, churches and households where ordinary people live.