Monday, August 18, 2014

The Tidal Basin at Dusk

We usually drive over to the Tidal Basin at cherry blossom time. But for whatever reason, we decided to check it out after dinner last evening. Parking was at a premium, so we circled around a couple times. We ended up next to the Potomac River and started out on a little walk. The sun was almost setting and I pretended it looked like the sunset at St. Pete Beach. We headed over to the Tidal Basin passing through the FDR Memorial. From the south side of the Basin the views of the prominent memorials were lovely reflecting in to the water. You could actually see the full view of the Washington Monument. A lone fisherman stood in front of the Jefferson Memorial. On the way back to the car, we could see that the Martin Luther King Memorial was surrounded by visitors. By this time, there were several tour buses parked nearby. We usually see these structures traveling by car down Independence Avenue - they look a little different from this side.  On one of our first trips to DC over thirty years ago we took an evening tour of the city. There was something about seeing the memorials and monuments at dusk. It is peaceful, and quiet, and so very pleasant. 

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