This is my 9th summer of bike commuting in Wash DC. Tonight I took the scenic way home and snapped some of our more iconic buildings/sights.
Capitol Building about 6pm on 6/27/14. My guess is flag was at half mast for Senator Howard Baker:
Supreme Court building. Pretty girl is riding a red bike share rental. These bikes are all over town and very popular these days, cheap too:
View of the Washington Mall from the Capitol steps. They are already making preparations for the 4th of July concert/celebration.
This one is for our Canadian friends, the Canadian Embassy. Memorable, but very bittersweet memory of a 2006 visit there: http://www.snowjournal.com/page.php?cid=galimg25244
These tourists look like they are practically playing in the first family's back yard:
There are a lot of military monuments around town, but the Iwo Jima Memorial is top in class. Great views of town too. This young USMC recruit from a bus load of trainees was the last to get his photo taken. Inscription on Memorial says, "Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue".
60 year old local tries to take selfie in public without looking too vain and dorky while surrounded by tourists. Fail.