Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Other Side to Washington, DC - Cherry Blossom Festival 10

With all the negative feelings that DC has generated of late, you will be happy to know that there is another side.  This week is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Yesterday, I went down in the afternoon and today I went down for nighttime hours. 

The district really is beautiful; especially at night.  While I will admit that living here makes you not all that jazzed about the tourists.  Especially the ones who drive; DC is a city that has very odd streets.  Some you can't use during certain hours and there are quite a few one way roads.  So, when you have people that already don't know where they are going dealing with this it tends to annoy the natives.  But, it is nice to see some money pumped into our local economy. 

You really lose something with photos.  When you see these trees in person, you will see the beauty of them.

The Carousol ride is always a hit with the kids
The District has made quite the effort this year to look green.  They even have different garbage cans for recycleables. 
This is my favorite spot in DC; especially when it is all lit up at night.  Whenever I am upset, I come here.

A speech Lincoln gave in 1855; still very true today.
Look how much this is relevant to us today.
When you are on the steps of Lincoln Memorial, you can see all the way down to the Capitol Building.  A beautiful sight, and I love the reflecting pool. 

So for those that don't live here and are really annoyed at DC right now, I wanted to show the pretty side.  Enjoy

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