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Thru the Lens: Favorites from Washington, D.C.

It is that time of the month again where we share our favorite images from a random place we have visited in our travels.  This time we are hitting up the beautiful capitol city of Washington, D.C. in the USA.

There is so much to see in Washington, D.C., that you could most likely spend a month there and still not see it all.  Each museum could easily take a full day if you wanted to see every nook and cranny of it.  We were able to stay for a full week and had to pick and choose what was top of our list to see during our time.  Some places we enjoyed immensely and would love to check out again, and some were a one off type of thing where now you have seen it and don’t need to bother again.  Although this is just a sprinkling of what we saw during our quick stay, these are our favorite images from our week.

arlington cemetery

seeing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under a watchful eye was a moving experience at Arlington National Cemetery

law enforcement memorial

we just happened across the National Law Enforcement Memorial but it was beautifully done


capitol building

a quick moving storm brews over the Capitol building, we got inside a nearby building just before it began to pour rain


washington monument

a trick of angles makes this flag pole nearly as tall as the Washington Monument


jefferson memorial

the Jefferson Memorial was one of our favorite buildings to visit due to it’s unique shape


bees in flight

we caught this bee in flight at the National Botanical Garden


the white house

with the fencing and security, the White House is hard to photograph but we liked this up-close scene


lion at the national zoo

although the pandas were our favorite to watch, this photo of the lion was a gem from our visit to the National Zoo


iwo jima flag raising

one of the most recognizable scenes from our war history, the Marine Corp War Memorial was fun to visit and a great place to view the “mall” from afar


einstein statue

a quirky side trip lead us off the beaten path to see a huge Einstein at the National Academy of Sciences

Did you miss our last Thru the Lens?  We headed on down to Todos Santos, Mexico, a small artsy town with lots of flavor.