An Evening Walk in Washington DC

Flower Blur

With the arrival of spring, my footsteps every now and then springs up for a new errand. Since last 2 Fridays, after office hours, i have been walking around Washington DC area to satiate my photographic urge. Yesterday too was no different. I picked up my camera and thought to shoot flowers in evening. I had been seeing new colors and flowers blossoming this whole week. So, i decided to shoot on Friday. Despite being slight rain in the afternoon, i went on with my plan. (Read more of my ‘walking meditation’ in cities of Guanajuato and Toledo)

Washington DC

Flowers of many shades had blossomed. Some fresh buds were still waiting to peek out. Squirrels and sparrows were more playful against the setting of sunlight, probably their last chance to hoard food before it gets dark. Ducks, i guess, were the laziest of the lot with any movement as if the long drawn out winter had sapped all their energy. They had lost the count of days and hours, it seemed. (More Blurred photos under Weekly Photo Challenge here)

There was spring everywhere. There were more people jogging around, more people visible in the parks relaxing on the benches, enjoying time go by. Working professionals were hurrying towards their home, to spend more time with their family and take advantage of daylight savings. Life itself was at the cusp of change.

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial

I was able to see the faint colors of sunset at a distance. Street lamps were slowly beginning to overpower everywhere. Monuments of DC were welcoming its tourists tirelessly, as if their whole existence was to stay calm and motionless, and let humans walk up to their bosoms. I am sure Lincoln (read: Lincoln Memorial) would have felt more of it. Fountains at World War Memorial only provided an uncharacteristic background for countless selfies and group photo ops. To me, those fountains heralded the changing of time – time when there is more of selfie culture. With several similar thoughts, I continued with my walking tour, revisiting some of the places, in the hope to capture new spring this time.

World War Memorial Washington DC

World War Memorial

Moon was still hiding behind the curtain of clouds. Water of Tidal Basin was not so fortunate to shine in its brilliance. Though Jefferson Memorial provided a long streak of hope – hope to the Basin or to the mankind at large, not sure. Washington Memorial is still the most towering of buildings in DC, so unlike any downtown cities of USA. I could see the often flash of light from the top.

Jefferson Memorial Washington DC

Jefferson Memorial

With so many of them captured – some in my eyes and some in my camera – i walked towards the Smithsonian Metro station to begin my 1st weekend of April 2015, with a promise to return again next week for Cherry Blossom Festival of Washington DC.

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This is my 100th blog and i am feeling very happy today 🙂 🙂

I will return soon with more detailed photo blog on Washington DC and Cherry Blossom Festival. Till then, i hope you will enjoy my blogs and keep bestowing me with your feedback and love. Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, in whichever part of the world you are in.

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44 Responses to An Evening Walk in Washington DC

  1. Anuja says:

    Beautiful Pictures! I worked in DC for around a year and use to stay in J.W Marriott on Pennsylvania. I use to take my evening run around all these places. You reminded me of good times 🙂

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  2. Moon says:

    Beautiful walk! Loved the photos… world war memorial and Jefferson Memorial are mind blowing.

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    • Thanks a lot Moon for taking this virtual ‘walk’ with me. I am delighted you liked the pics. Indeed, they are very beautiful spots with lot of tourists coming there every hour 🙂

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  3. Spring is when I appreciate outdoor walks too. Thanks for the tour

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  4. Tom Schultz says:

    Really like your interpretation of the Lincoln Memorial (my favorite spot in Washington). 99 out of 100 shots feature the reflecting pool, but your focus on the sky gives the pic an entirely different feeling.

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    • Thanks Tom for your lovely comment. I am glad you liked it. It was really cloudy this day and I took this shot from far away where the reflecting pool was not visible. That moment I liked the dark clouds hovering over with a tiny bit of area with light streaking through.

      This memorial is really a nice place I heard for sunrise or sunset photos. I am yet to venture there at that hour. Will do it soon 🙂

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  5. beautiful photos and congrats on the 100th!

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  6. Aquileana says:

    Excellent tribute my friend ⭐ Absolutely beautiful and touching!.
    All the best to you. Aquileana 😀

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  8. Love the photos. There are some good perspectives here in the photos. I have not visited Washington yet one day I will do it when I go over from South Africa to the USA to visit my friend.

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    • You must visit Washington during spring time when we have Cherry Blossom festival. It’s this weekend. I hope to capture some nice shots so as to inspire you to come down to DC next year spring 😉

      Thanks for your nice comment. Thats really so sweet of you Regina:)

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  9. Lola Jane says:

    The Lincoln memorial is stunning! Great work. I was there in the area to visit family in September, wish I could be there now with the cherry blossoms 🙂

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    • Cherry Blossoms is really special time
      And its gonna be my first time in DC. I am just waiting for the weekend when they will be at the peak. Plan out next year again but in spring 🙂

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    • Lola Jane says:

      I have been there in February, and with our family during memorial day holiday (end of May)…you’re right, I must get out there during cherry blossom time. I do look forward to seeing your photographs! 🙂

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    • Yes, you must come during the peak of Cherry Blossoms time. It looks so ethereal in whatever pictures I have seen so far. I am sure to post photos of it coming week. Just cannot miss it for all my readers, including you Lola 🙂

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  10. Amy says:

    Great images, Suyash! Love the capture of the Lincoln Memorial.

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    • Thanks a lot Amy. It was pretty cloudy that day during the sunset time and the Memorial was gradually getting lit up. I saw it from a far distance and could not resist to capture it. Glad you liked it 🙂

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  11. Ruchi says:

    Beautiful pictures Suyash! the Fountains at World War Memorial look lovely.
    Congratulations for your 100th post. Look forward to reading more from you 🙂

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  12. words4jp says:

    I lived in DC for 6 years. It is a special place.

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  13. Lovely pictures…. especially the Lincoln and the World War memorial… Congrats on your 100th post…looking forward to more 🙂

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  14. Helen C says:

    Love your photos, Suyash. Isn’t it a little late for cherry blossom? I like D.C. downtown a lot, but it is hard to find a place to park. I think we had gotten a couple of tickets there ;-( Looking forward to reading your next post!

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    • Thanks Helen for your stopping by and for your kind words 🙂

      DC is a beautiful small place, though traffic can be a big menace at times. I found Minnesota traffic to be much more regulated and disciplined.

      Actually with changing weather and long spell of winter, Cherry Blossom is generally delayed but it happens mostly around this 1-2 week of April, unless it gets warmer sooner. Rain could always be a spoilsport as the petals are really delicate. This year, forecast is for 11-14 April when it will be at its peak. So, I am looking forwarding to the weekend for photographing them around Tidal Basin 🙂

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  15. Archita says:

    Your photographs took me to my DC days. Beautiful moments captured.

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    • Thank you so much Archita for stopping by. I did not know that you lived in DC area as well. Fantastic. Then I am sure you must have fond memories of this lovely place with so much to see here 🙂

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  16. Nice work. It’s a lovely place to walk in the spring.

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