I took this when I was in DC for work. The office I had to go to is a couple blocks away from the Whitehouse so I figured I cut through the park and get some shots. Last time I was at the Whitehouse you could go all the way up to the iron gate. This time I was forced to stand across the street. I have no real idea why. DC is riddled with closed streets near government buildings. You get used to it and why natives avoid driving in the city as much as possible.