The day has come to wrap up this D.C. in Photos series. My gosh, my dear wife Karen and I left for our Easter Weekend getaway to America’s capital two weeks ago today. The passionate picture-taking with my iPhone 6 graced me with 10 daily themes upon our return. I hope you’ve enjoyed the manner in which I’ve shared the sights and the way the time well spent in Washington, D.C., affected my life those days.
We’ll close with a grab-bag of photographs and thoughts that are poking my consciousness too much to leave out of the collection.
The National Museum of American History includes a Great American playground out front. I figure, from the colorful plastic slide, the age of my daughter Elisabeth and the one I put together for her in our backyard, it’s circa 1998 or so.
This family appeared as disappointed as I that the Reflecting Pool was dry for repairs. I wondered if the mom and dad still pictured Jenny wading through it to hug Forrest it in that famous movie scene just as I did.
I really had no idea why a costumed Beaver was feverishly greeting visitors to the Cherry Blossom Festival, but I waved back.
I more understood the sighting of a real horse with police rider at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial an hour later.
And when she saw me taking pictures with my phone even later at the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial, she stopped the horse next to me for a photo opp. I got the feeling that was part of her and the horse’s job description and said thank you.
I did get several shots of what I consider to be the traditional, castle-like building of the many that house the Smithsonian museums. The grounds, like so many this April in D.C., were under construction. I wasn’t thrilled with any of my pictures, but couldn’t leave it out.
Now for a few galleries.
On Saturday afternoon, everywhere we went a tour on Segways seemed to get in our way. I know they’re official and all that, but I had this conviction that the sidewalks were put in for walkers first. I finally lost a bit of my patience when the Segway tour gang stopped en masse to block my front-on shot at The Newseum, all standing tall on those slow-rolling Paul Blart contraptions right where I wanted to get a good photo of the Honest Abe poster on the building that holds the history of the profession on which I’ve built my life. I put one helmeted head in a picture in the collection below.
MDW Karen and I encountered this scenic circle Saturday afternoon, and the closest street sign read Indiana Avenue. Lo and behold, my photo descriptions read several different things for pictures taken within several steps from each other. Thus is the set up of America’s capital city. So we give you the Stephenson Grand Army of the Republic Memorial and Penn Quarter.
Two doors down from the Verizon Center arena was the start of Chinatown, and a crazy cool mall tucked into an alley. For those of you keeping score in Syracuse, it was part Galleries of downtown and part mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA out there off Hiawatha Boulevard.
Click on any gallery photo for a description. Click on the bottom photo for an enlarged slide show.
If you’d like to back track to catch up with any themes you’ve missed or see any of the previous 10 parts for the first time, you can easily locate the lineup by clicking the category iPhone Photography or the links D.C. or Washington.
Thanks for sticking with me these two weeks. I hope you’ve had some fun thinking about Washington, D.C.
Which of the photos today was your favorite, and why? Which of the past 10 themes was your favorite, and why? Which photo from the series was your favorite, and why?