National Mall & Memorial Parks (Washington, DC)

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 13
This afternoon, I showed some wonderful condos in Alexandria, Virginia.  Coming to or from Virginia, I passed the Washington Monument, and on the way home, the sky was clear and an amazing shade of blue.  And in case you are wondering (especially after all of the posts I write about distracted d...

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 25
These two ladies have been standing in front of the US Capitol since 1878.  They are the Peace Monument that honors the naval officers and sailors who died during the Civil War.  If you want to see this 44-foot tall statue the next time you visit Washington, DC, you can find it just north of Pen...

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 14
Washington is a city of monuments.  Some are huge and get tons of visitors every year.  Others just seem to be dropped in an empty space.   I found this statue of President James Garfield, a memorial on the west side of the Capitol building.  He only got to be President for about four months bef...

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 7
This might be Washington's prettiest week of the year.  The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and we have more tourists than people who live here.  They look sort of like cotton candy. I took this shot from the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, looking across the Tidal Basin toward the Martin Lu...

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 7
One of the best places to get a wonderful photo of the Jefferson Memorial is standing against that white railing just above the water line above the Tidal Basin.  But on Friday, I changed places. I took some fun shots sitting on the steps of the Jefferson looking toward the governement offices a...

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 24
This morning, I headed down to the Tidal Basin to check out the cherry trees, which were suppoxed to be at their peak toay.  And they did not disappoint!   It was a bit breezy, so I didn't get a completely smooth water surface for my photos.  But the blossoms were beautiful nontheless.  

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 19
In 2011, the earth moved here in Washington, DC.  No, it wasn't great sex, but an unusal (for this area) earthquake.  The Washington Monument was among the structures that the quake damaged, and it's been wearing it's scaffolding ourfit ever since then.  Well, it's finally come off, and the monu...
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