In the corner you see the National Archives building, where we started out the day. We were excited to see the important government documents it held, but because they do not allow photography inside the building, this outdoor photo at the corner of the street served to preserve the memory of being there. I could have taken a shot with more of the building, but since I only had the 50mm lens on and we were moving on, I decided to keep it simple.
Walking in DC
Walking along the mall, we encountered many people enjoying the great weather.
Washington Monument Under Construction
The Washington Monument is currently undergoing repairs for cracks it sustained during an earthquake not long ago. In order to do the repairs, scaffolding has been installed around the entire monument! I can't imagine working up there! Check out this video to see the view from the top as they installed the scaffolding.
WWII Memorial Washington DC
A quick pass through the WWII memorial as we went down the mall.
DC reflecting pool
The reflecting pool finally has water in it, which the ducks are happy about.
Lincoln Memorial Steps
Walking up the steps to the Lincoln Memorial.
It is always a fun challenge to me to capture something that most people going into the monument area would not normally capture. I wanted a shot of Lincoln on his own that showed the grandeur of the rest of the monument without showing any of the hundreds of people that were present.
I can't help but wonder what Lincoln, if he were alive, would think, sitting there gazing on the mall to the Capitol building.
Army Drill Team
Around the Korean Memorial we stopped to watch this Army drill team. Their performance was incredible! So precise.
On the way out we wrapped around the Tidal Basin to see the Jefferson Memorial. Unfortunately, we were a few weeks late to see the cherry blossoms, but it was still a beautiful sight.