But this was not a pleasure trip, I was asked by an art dealer to shoot images of the monuments and iconic places we all associate with our nation's capital.
The Jefferson Memorial
When we visit Europe, or any place outside of our own stomping grounds it's easy to be excited about what might be around every corner, soaking in the atmosphere and drinking up the architecture and vibe of that unfamiliar territory. But when we live so nearby to places that others dream of visiting...well, we can become a little jaded. Instead we are interested more in complaining about the traffic, the tourists, the traffic (ugh, just voted the worst in the country and for good reason), and we forget how special that place really is.
Do you think people living in Rome or Paris do the same thing?! Take for granted the Eiffel Tower or being able to wander around ancient ruins?...probably, it is human nature after all. Just ask most New Yorker's about the traffic and the tourists and I bet you would get similar responses. But for those of us who live too far to just drop by those cities, we can't begin to imagine under appreciating all that they have to offer.
The WWII Memorial, like all of the war memorials, is such a poignant and haunting place, especially at night.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
When you visit these memorials, you can't help but feel humbled by what they represent, and it renews a sense of pride in you and this city.
Iwo Jima Memorial
Strolling around after midnight on a hot summer's night, you can almost taste the history that surrounds you.
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