I was an army brat growing up so I have lived in a few different states and even a foreign country but I spent most of my life living in Maryland. Being only about 45 minutes away from our nation’s capital, many of my school field trips to were to Washington DC. I have always loved wandering around downtown DC. I am a history buff, was an American History major in college so Washington DC is the perfect place for me to go especially because I am such a huge admirer of President Abraham Lincoln.
You do not realize just how big the National Mall is until you walk from end to end. The National Mall extends from the U.S. Capitol (with the idiots that occupying the building now) to the Lincoln Memorial. In between the Capitol and Lincoln Memorial is the Reflecting Pool, The Jefferson Memorial, The Tidal Basin (which in late March, early April is surrounded by beautiful Cherry Blossoms), The White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Veterans Wall, Korean War Veteran’s Memorial, Constitution Gardens, FDR Memorial, the Museum of American History, Museum of National History, National Gallery of Art, National Air and Space Museum, The Smithsonian Castle, African Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, American Art Museum, American Indian Museum, and the National Archives. The Smithsonian Institution makes up for 19 Museums (most of which are listed above), 9 research centers and the National Zoo which is in the Woodley Park area. To make up for their horrible traffic that DC has, it has a wonderful Metro System.
I try to make it up to Washington DC at least once a year just to wander around the city and take photographs. This year I was lucky enough to go when there was still a significant amount of snow on the ground so I got some great photos, the downside of course was it was rather cold. You can check out more of my photos from my trip on my Washington DC gallery. As I said before I am a huge admirer of Abraham Lincoln so a majority of the photographs are of the Lincoln Memorial. It was a great trip but I walked the full length of the national mall three times in a day and half of it so my legs were feeling it by the end. If you have never been before, I would definitely recommend going but try to stay for a few days because there are so many great things to do.
You can purchase great works of art of the Lincoln Memorial on Fine Art America’s Lincoln Memorial Art for Sale