After spending a year at Georgetown University and being miserable I was able to find some beauty in the historic architecture that I walked through everyday. Georgetown serves as a great example of how modern architecture and historical buildings can be combined to create an incredible environment. The city consists of old, brick row houses that were built in the 1800s and newer buildings on M street and Wisconsin (the two major shopping streets). The idea that a city can have some of the newest trends being sold in the middle of a city that was founded in the early 1700s is something that is rarely accomplished. The architecture of the city is somewhat representative of the population that lives within it. The area is made up of mostly students (Georgetown University) and wealthy politicians. In a very ironic way the population is another example of how the "old" and the "new" can coexist to create a great environment.