Washington D.C. Excursion

For years, I’ve been dreaming of Washington, D.C. When you think the top of the preservation world, you think Washington, D.C., right? (Well, I do.) Thankfully, a flamingo wedding just outside D.C. was the perfect reason for a mini-excursion to D.C. and for the annual flamingo reunion. It was a flurry of jaw-dropping architecture, good food, bicycling, and flamingo-ing. While a sort visit, the best way to use that time was wandering around, hopping on and off Capital BikeShare bikes, and just enjoying the sights. However, be warned, D.C. wasn’t all that bike friendly in terms of bike lanes.

Everything is beautiful in D.C., even the lamp posts.

Everything is beautiful in D.C., even the lamp posts.

The U.S. Capital.

The U.S. Capital.

The Washington Monument.

The Washington Monument.

The World War II Memorial is stunning.

The World War II Memorial is stunning.

View of the Washington Monument from the World War II Memorial.

View of the Washington Monument from the World War II Memorial.

Lions at Judiciary Square.

Lions at Judiciary Square.

Finally, I saw these in person. I've wanted to see these columns and capitals for years.

Finally, I saw these in person. I’ve wanted to see these columns and capitals for years.

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

U.S. flags surround the Washington Monument.

U.S. flags surround the Washington Monument.

Glen Echo Park, an art deco setting for a flamingo wedding.

Glen Echo Park, an art deco setting for a flamingo wedding.

This needs no explanation, except that it was handmade by the best man's mother. Everyone gets in on the flamingos.

This needs no explanation, except that it was handmade by the best man’s mother. Everyone gets in on the flamingos.

Riding the historic carousel!

Riding the historic carousel!

Georgetown is gorgeous.

Georgetown is gorgeous.

Near the White House.

Near the White House.

So many cornices to photograph.

So many cornices to photograph.

The White House, behind a fence.

The White House, behind a fence.

The National Building Museum, the former U.S. Pension building.

The National Building Museum, the former U.S. Pension building.

Next visit, I need more time to see the museums and the monuments. What’s your favorite part of Washington D.C.?

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5 thoughts on “Washington D.C. Excursion

  1. Eagle-Eyed Editor says:

    What???!!! You were in my neck of the woods and didn’t come by the house to say hi? Well, I’m insulted. (I’m kidding! I’m kidding!)

    Seriously, though, I’m glad you liked our area and showcased all the great architecture that D.C. has.

    My favorite part — hmmm —- the Kennedy Center, the Old Post Office Pavilion, the Library of Congress (Jefferson Building), and the National Cathedral. Ahhh.

  2. iprayforpeace says:

    My favorite parts of Washington D.C are Goergetown cupcakes! (The long line was so worth it), Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Abraham Lincoln Memorial! Cant wait to go back to D.C and explore more 🙂 xx

  3. Chad says:

    Favorite part of D.C. is around Ford’s theater. This is the only section of town where you really get the feeling of 19th century D.C. So much of that city has been torn down for government buildings.

    Thanks to Jacqueline Kennedy the historic buildings around the White House were saved. They were all to be demoed in the early 60s.

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