I thought I'd share some of the pictures from my trip back to DC/Northern Virginia this week.
This is the Marine Corps Memorial, or the Iwo Jima Memorial, as it's often called. Amusingly, it's right outside the entrance to Fort Meyer, where all the Army's high mucky-mucks have their residences. So the Chief of Staff of the Army gets to see this every day on his way to and from work.
This is one I really like. It's a couple sitting under a tree in Potomac Park. Note: That's a big freakin' tree.
Some youngsters looking at the statue of lincoln in the Memorial.
The Washinton Monument seen from across the appropriately named Reflecting Pool. In the daytime, the Reflecting Pool is dirty, brown, and algae coated. A little Chlirine would go a long way, although the ducks that use it as a personal latrine would probably spoil the effort. Looks good at night, though.
The Lincoln Memorial.
The Capitol Building. Oddly, they only light the dome at night, instead of the whole building. So, from afar, it looks like the capitol dome is floating in the air.
This is downtown Richmond, VA, viewed from the pedestrian bridge that goes across the river. You can tell this picture was taken in the South by the appearance of two shirtless, mullet-haired bubbas in a fishing boat at the bottom of the picture.
The buildings in the foreground are the only remaining buildings from the Tredegar Ironworks, which was a Civil War armaments manufactory. It's now a Civil War Museum. Ironically, the big building in the background—which is also the tallest building in Richmond, is the Federal Reserve building. So, the dominant architectural feature of the former capitol of the confederacy is a facility of a Federal government agency. The irony is unintentional, I'm sure.