Built in marshy swamp, inspired by some of its employees, it would have been great to have muck floating around in this globe. But that seems defeatist. The buildings in the city are really beautiful and the landscape could double for a Rome snowglobe.

In DC it has snowed only nine times in recorded history on Christmas, including about an inch in 2002. That's snow in the air, not the ground. But the snow in this globe is actually stars (perfect), hearts (huh...), moons (er....) and music notes (whaaaaaat?). Apparently snow by committee.

As the globe declares "Washington D.C." the inside is just the White House. This makes me think of other cities with a single landmark - Eiffel Tower, Seattle's Needle, Empire State Bldg, Hollywood sign - what would a DC globe look like if it reflected the town itself?