The Original President by Matt Chase in Washington, DC, USA

The original President, just trying to fit in with the rest of us.

Name:Matt Chase

Place you live: Washington, DC

Place your postcard is designed for: Washington, DC

Can you sum up Washington DC? Capital of the United States of America. Between the months of March–September the tourists swarm in by the bus-load and the daytime population basically quadruples overnight. It’s like watching rapid cell mitosis on fast forward.

Occupation: Designer

Preoccupation: moving

A perfect day in Washington DC? In the spring, we have nearly 4,000 cherry blossom trees (a gift from Japan from the early 1900s) in bloom all at once, down by the Tidal Basin. It’s pretty wild.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Ben’s Chili Bowl

A perfect meal? Ben’s Chili Bowl

What is the best thing about Washington DC? 2:1 women-to-men population ratio

And the worst? I got mugged at gunpoint a block from my house last year—crime’s a big downer.

A little known fact about where you live? Despite being the nation’s capital city, The residents of the District of Columbia have no Congressional representation.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Florence