Independence Day

As I said in yesterday’s blog post, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. with my family.  It was an amazing trip that left me filled with a sense of patriotism and pride.  I thought today, our nation’s celebrated day of independence, was a fitting time to post of few of my photographs.

Friendship Arch, ChinatownIMG_3254

A view of the Capitol taken as I crossed the streetIMG_3285

The Washington MonumentIMG_3398

The World War II MemorialIMG_3465

A funny fish water feature at the base of a statue.IMG_3575

The Jefferson Memorial IMG_3647

A woman working in the lab at the Smithsonian’s Natural History MuseumIMG_3794

The Capital dome.IMG_4024

The front steps of the Capitol.IMG_4179

The Capitol dome and the Stars and StripesIMG_4226

The Lincoln MemorialIMG_4363

Big crowdsIMG_4415

Lincoln’s statue.IMG_4450

Arlington National CemeteryIMG_4619

The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  This picture is flawed but I was struck by the expression on this young Marine’s face.IMG_4626

Changing of the guard.IMG_4638

The Eternal Flame.IMG_4608