I got up early this morning and raced Irene down to the new Martin Luther King Memorial with my 50mm-equivalent prime — there were plenty of other people braving the weather too. The memorial is impressive and it was quite the experience to see so many genuinely excited by being there.
Civil war statue in front of the Capitol.
Detail from the Commerce Building
Statue outside the Archives.
Foot of a lantern outside the Archives.
View from the Old Post Office Pavilion.
1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW is the current home of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, though they’ve been trying to sell the building for the past few years. I would love to see it return to it’s original purpose of luxury apartments, but the lack of parking and the noise of Mass Ave. probably preclude that possibility.
The fountain at Freedom Plaza.