43. Washington DC Memorials and Monuments
The Top 10 (minus one) Washington DC Memorials, Monuments and Fun spots
You’ve probably seen a gazillion reviews and articles on Washington DC memorials and monuments. So instead of the usual, “Guide to DC” post, I wanted to bring you a photo tour of some of my favorite spots in the city.
The most amazing photos I’ve seen of DC memorials are from Angela B. Pan, an über-talented photographer with a knack for creating near-spiritual experiences with her images. (More on Angela to follow).
Angela in all her awesomeness, agreed to share her photos here. So, on to our Washington DC memorials and monuments photo tour.
1. U.S Marine Corps War Memorial: Iwo Jima
In honor of our fighting heroes, this monument pulls at the heart strings. It’s a larger-than-life sculpture set against a beautiful view of the city.
2. The Jefferson Memorial
Located along the Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Memorial is the perfect spot for Spring. Not only can you learn about our nation’s third president, you can enjoy paddle boating or taking in the Cherry Blossoms.
3. The Lincoln Memorial
Catch the best sunrise in DC at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. It’s well worth setting your early morning alarm and grabbing your camera. You’ll avoid the crowds and enjoy the mind-blowing architecture. It’s one of the most popular Washington DC Memorials.
4. The U.S Capitol Building
If you ever get the chance, do yourself a favor and go on the free US Capitol Tour. It is very informative and the interior is just as beautiful as the exterior.
5. The National Air and Space Museum
Located in Chantilly, VA, this two tiered museum gives you the opportunity to see airplanes and space shuttles up close and personal. A wonderful experience!
6. The Reflection Pool
It never fails, every time I’m there, I always hear someone say something about Jenny running through the water in Forrest Gump.
7. The National History Museum
One of my all time favorite museums. I love learning about animals and rocks, but one of the coolest things is the imposing elephant in the foyer.
8. The Washington Monument
This centerpiece of the National Mall is photographed by thousands each year. To get a different perspective, take a look at what it looks like from an ant’s point of view.
9. The White House
Currently, the Obama family home, if you’re lucky, you may see the first dog, Bo running around on the front lawn.
The photographer behind these amazing photos: Angela B. Pan
I’ve always loved to travel and I really wanted to find a way where I could make it my living. Photography was the perfect piece to the puzzle.
I’ve been actively taking landscape and nature images for about a year now and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Future goal: some how make it overseas with my photography and to take a road trip around the US
Why are Angela’s photos so amazing?
Angela uses a process called High Dynamic Range (HDR) where multiple exposures are combined to get a more accurate perception of what the eye sees. You can see more of her amazing work and purchase framed pictures here
Hope you enjoyed this photo tour. Now get out there and enjoy the Washington DC Memorials and monuments. Have a blast!