“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
Washington D.C. is a remarkable city full of history, culture, and amazing architecture. It had been years since I had visited the District, so when I made it back, I wanted to take it all in and capture it all.
Except, that’s impossible. D.C. is such a history- and monument-filled city, that it is impossible to get through it all in a weekend. But despite that, here is a photo essay of a few iconic images that I was able to capture. I’ll try to show and not tell.
The MLK Memorial
The Martin Luther King Memorial is one of the newest and most poignant memorials and one that we all agreed we needed to see. So it was our first stop in D.C., and quite meaningful to me.
The Supreme Court
As an attorney, I made a special point to get to the Supreme Court. And low and behold, I happened to be there on the morning when the historical marriage equality decision was handed down.
The Washington Monument
I got a lot of shots of the picturesque Washington Monument. It is, after all, the tallest structure in the District.
Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials
This is somewhere when I go back I want to explore and get more amazing shots of these fantastic structures. I haven’t had a chance to visit them up close since I was a kid.
Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum
Such a somber but beautiful place is Arlington. You couldn’t do anything but quietly take it all in.
And the same with the Holocaust Museum. Such a somber place that not only highlighted the atrocities of the Holocaust but also of other genocidal tragedies that have occurred even more recently.
The White House
The ultimate in architecture and quintessential Washington D.C. is the White House. And we had the rare privilege of getting a VIP West Wing Tour.
The Library of Congress
I didn’t get to venture into the Library, but I captured some gorgeous shots from across the street. Absolutely stunning!
Other Beautiful Things
From churches to even the train station, D.C. is full of beautiful sites. Take it all in.