Nothing brings crowds to Washington, DC like the Cherry Blossom Festival. More than a million visitors come into the city over the two-week window in which the roughly 3,800 cherry trees around the city sprout
[youtube=http://youtu.be/3kS_fZG3MjQ] I remember watching a Simpsons episode where Lisa wins an essay contest and the family heads to Washington, DC. Needing a moment to get away and reflect on things, she heads to the National
There are few things more central to the American character than the right to petition government and the right to peaceably assemble. And there’s no better place to gather with like-minded individuals and make your
To many, the United States Capitol Building is a symbol of dysfunction and partisanship, but I think the opposite. It is a place where, out of the chaos and disorder of 2 contentious political parties,
The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is an annual event that presents some photographic challenges, but if you can overcome them you can walk away with some great pictures. I went for the lighting in
The Washington Monument is closed indefinitely due to damage from an earthquake that occurred in August 2011. Chances are that repairs are going to take months and during that time the Monument will remain closed.
I’ve been fascinated by the Presidency and all of its trappings (such as the White House and Marine 1) ever since I was a teenager watching The West Wing. The necessarily tight security surrounding the
The Library of Congress Reading Room has been described as the most beautiful room in Washington, DC (The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown), but unless you have a researcher card you’re not allowed inside. It’s