Washington DC in Photographs


I am starting the New Year with photographs of the American capital, Washington, D.C.  I have always thought Washington to be a beautiful city. I have been there many times for marches, art exhibits, and for treks through the government agencies. The FBI, the US Mint, the Ford Theatre — where Lincoln was assassinated — were some of them.  I wanted to begin 2017 with a bit of beauty and a feeling for our Capital City before the upcoming change of government. I hope you enjoy Washington.

 

Namaste,

Barbara

 

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The full moon rises above the flags at the Washington Monument on Monday, June 20. June's full moon, also known as the Strawberry Moon, coincided with the summer solstice for the first time since the Summer of Love in 1967. Getty

The full moon rises above the flags at the Washington Monument on Monday, June 20. June’s full moon, also known as the Strawberry Moon, coincided with the summer solstice for the first time since the Summer of Love in 1967.
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The U.S. Capitol dome can be seen behind piles of snow removed from parking areas and walkways around the Capitol grounds on January 26. The Washington area was resuming partial business on Tuesday as trains and buses restarted near-normal service, while federal offices remained closed following the massive blizzard that hammered the U.S. East Coast. REUTERS

The U.S. Capitol dome can be seen behind piles of snow removed from parking areas and walkways around the Capitol grounds on January 26. The Washington area was resuming partial business on Tuesday as trains and buses restarted near-normal service, while federal offices remained closed following the massive blizzard that hammered the U.S. East Coast.
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Patrons, reflected in a rain puddle, watch near the Washington Monument as the Independence Day fireworks go off on the National Mall on Monday, July 04. Getty

Patrons, reflected in a rain puddle, watch near the Washington Monument as the Independence Day fireworks go off on the National Mall on Monday, July 04.
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The Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of African American History and Culture, NMAAHC, sits near the Washington Monument on Tuesday, August 9. The Museum would open to the public on September 24 in a ceremony attended by President Obama and many other dignitaries. Getty

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, NMAAHC, sits near the Washington Monument on Tuesday, August 9. The Museum would open to the public on September 24 in a ceremony attended by President Obama and many other dignitaries.
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Children play in the snow on the National Mall after a snowstorm on January 23. Getty

Children play in the snow on the National Mall after a snowstorm on January 23.
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The Washington Monument is seen from the Lincoln Memorial on February 12. When it was completed in 1884, the Washington Monument was the tallest structure in the world, and it remains the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. Getty

The Washington Monument is seen from the Lincoln Memorial on February 12. When it was completed in 1884, the Washington Monument was the tallest structure in the world, and it remains the tallest structure in Washington, D.C.
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Joggers run past blooming cherry blossoms that surround the Tidal Basin on March 24. The National Park Service had predicted that the cherry blossom trees would reach peak bloom later that day. Getty

Joggers run past blooming cherry blossoms that surround the Tidal Basin on March 24. The National Park Service had predicted that the cherry blossom trees would reach peak bloom later that day.
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Construction Manager Shane Gallagher leads members of the media on a tour of the rebuilt cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol, which was formally completed on Tuesday, November 15, on time for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. REUTERS

Construction Manager Shane Gallagher leads members of the media on a tour of the rebuilt cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol, which was formally completed on Tuesday, November 15, on time for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
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From the top of the Department of Commerce building looking south across Constitution Avenue NW, the NMAAHC sits between 14th Street, left, and 15th Street, right, near the Washington Monument. Getty

From the top of the Department of Commerce building looking south across Constitution Avenue NW, the NMAAHC sits between 14th Street, left, and 15th Street, right, near the Washington Monument.
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A visitor to the Jefferson Memorial casts a long shadow as she holds up her tablet to take a photo on October 12. REUTERS

A visitor to the Jefferson Memorial casts a long shadow as she holds up her tablet to take a photo on October 12.
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People frolic in the snow near the Washington Monument during a winter storm on January 23. A deadly blizzard blanketed the eastern United States in near-record amounts of snow, shutting down New York and Washington in a colossal storm expected to affect more than 85 million people. More than 4,400 flights were cancelled as the mega-storm brought airports in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore to a halt, shuttered transport in the US capital and prompted New York officials to issue a sweeping travel ban. REUTERS

People frolic in the snow near the Washington Monument during a winter storm on January 23. A deadly blizzard blanketed the eastern United States in near-record amounts of snow, shutting down New York and Washington in a colossal storm expected to affect more than 85 million people. More than 4,400 flights were cancelled as the mega-storm brought airports in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore to a halt, shuttered transport in the US capital and prompted New York officials to issue a sweeping travel ban.
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A tree is awash in autumn color as the moon rises over the White House on election night, November 08. REUTERS

A tree is awash in autumn color as the moon rises over the White House on election night, November 08.
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The Jefferson Memorial is surrounded in fog as a man rides a bicycle along the Tidal Basin, on November 30. Getty

The Jefferson Memorial is surrounded in fog as a man rides a bicycle along the Tidal Basin, on November 30.
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The Washington Monument stands at the National Mall on December 02. The National Park Service announced that day that the monument will remain closed until 2019 for updating the elevator system in the structure. Getty

The Washington Monument stands at the National Mall on December 02. The National Park Service announced that day that the monument will remain closed until 2019 for updating the elevator system in the structure.
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People look at a Christmas tree at CityCenterDC in downtown Washington on December 04. Getty

People look at a Christmas tree at CityCenterDC in downtown Washington on December 04.
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The sun sets at the U.S. Capitol as the 114th session of Congress comes to a close on Thursday, December 08. The House passed a spending bill to fund the government through April before heading home for the holiday recess. Getty

The sun sets at the U.S. Capitol as the 114th session of Congress comes to a close on Thursday, December 08. The House passed a spending bill to fund the government through April before heading home for the holiday recess.
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7 thoughts on “Washington DC in Photographs

  1. Beautiful pictures. Some day I must visit all these places.

  2. osarobohenry says:

    Happy New Year to you my friend.

  3. Beautiful pictures. I get the feel of a purification…

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