Travel Diary: Washington, D.C. – Day 5

Having seen Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Adams Morgan & Georgetown neighborhoods, and a couple of the Smithsonian museums within four days of our week-long visit to Washington D.C., it was time for my husband and I to check out some of the monuments at National Mall.  Riding our Capital Bikeshare bicycles over to the National Mall in late morning, the chill long gone, vibrant emerald colors beckoned me for a photo at the Constitution Gardens Pond


Although there weren’t any reflections in the Reflection Pool looking towards the Lincoln Memorial, the brilliant azure water was spectacular!


Upon reaching the Lincoln Memorial, its majestic architecture was striking…


The sun cast a gleaming glow onto the water looking back towards the Washington Monument


One of my favorite monuments is the Korean War Veterans Memorial.  The men were ready for battle…


With no time to lose, we had to hurry for our 10:00am scheduled tour of the United States Capitol Building.


Encircled with a celestial radiance, the Statute of Freedom housed within the Capitol’s atrium is inspiring…


These are the steps the President takes to deliver his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of the United States Congress…


The Capitol Rotunda…


Strolling from room to room, each space so pleasing to the eye.  The National Statuary Hall...


Stepping out onto the balcony…our tour guide inquired if we’d like to have a photo…


Back out in the dazzling sunlight…one last photo of the United States Capitol


Next we walked down the National Mall to the most popular Smithsonian Museum, the National Air and Space Museum.  Established in 1945, it holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world.



We headed back to our Airbnb after a full day!

24 thoughts on “Travel Diary: Washington, D.C. – Day 5

  1. The magnificence of our state Capital and the surrounding buildings, museums and the Reflection Pool were all captured with awe-inspiring grace. I am pleased when you include a picture of you and your sweetheart, too, Sherry. So nice to ‘picture’ you there! I have always loved Wash. D. C. but need to go back as an ‘older but wiser’ woman, especially the Smithsonian and the Lincoln Memorial. Have a great weekend, Sherry!


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