The Washington Monument

All of the recent excitement surrounding the presidential inauguration started to make me feel a little ashamed of the fact that I had never been to our nation’s capital, so Ben and I decided to go!  But unfortunately, we didn’t make the trip until two days after the inauguration!  Story of my life: always a few days too late!  ;)  But we still had a great time seeing the sights and soaking up the incredible atmosphere.  The first stop on our whirlwind D.C. tour was the Washington Monument.

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Emily McCall Photography - Dallas portrait photography

Gorgeous, right?  We went all the way up to the top.

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Here’s the view of the White House from the top of the Monument:

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And the Lincoln Memorial:

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Our shadow:

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This sign made us chuckle . . .

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There was a neat exhibit in the top of the Monument:

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Emily McCall Photography - Dallas portrait photography

Emily McCall Photography - Dallas portrait photography

I love these next three shots, all taken at the base . . .

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Emily McCall Photography - Dallas portrait photography

Emily McCall Photography - Dallas portrait photography

These were taken from the Lincoln Memorial:

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Ahhh, and here’s my lovely husband, desecrating a treasured national symbol . . .

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Just a couple more shots, this time from sunset:

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And finally, we may have missed the inauguration, but we did get to see the cleanup!

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More coming soon!

  • wow, i love the feel of these images. you managed to make these famous monuments somehow feel different – even after we’ve been bombarded with images of them lately. i love the antiqued feel – this last one really looks like it was taken 100 years ago. also – you inspired me to get a tilt shift lens, which i am absolutely loving!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney

    Whoa–those pictures from the top make the whole city look like a kid’s school project! That’s awesome!ReplyCancel

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