Here is a photo looking at the Washington Monument from the vantage point of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. VIEW OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT FROM THE VICINITY OF CAPITAL OVERLOOK, 1932. - George Washington Memorial Parkway, Along Potomac River from McLean to Mount Vernon, VA, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, VA Source: Library of Congress It looks like this bend is somewhere near where National Airport is today. What do you think? Also, check out what's going on with this car. Illegal u-turn on the parkway? what is this guy doing?