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Thomas Jefferson Memorial

701 West Basin Drive Southwest
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Cherry Blossoms at DC's Tidal Basin Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Cherry Blossom Mania! Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Look Up Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Flowers and Monuments Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
The Sounds of Fall in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
View around the Memorial Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Make A Visit To D.C.'s Monuments Personal Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
A Day Out in DC Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Sunset at the Jefferson  Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Cherry Blossoms at DC's Tidal Basin Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Cherry Blossom Mania! Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Look Up Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Flowers and Monuments Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
The Sounds of Fall in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
View around the Memorial Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Make A Visit To D.C.'s Monuments Personal Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
A Day Out in DC Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Sunset at the Jefferson  Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States

Cherry Blossoms at DC's Tidal Basin

Having grown up in the DC-area, cherry blossom season translates to one of the most chaotic times of the year around the National Mall. Swells of tourists and fanfare bombard the Tidal Basin in early spring.

There are however narrow windows of time when you can stroll among these blushing beauties in relative peace – just be prepared to go extremely early (before 9:00 am) or for an evening stroll. This year, I decided to go against my circadian rhythm and experience the blooms at dawn. Though greeted by a gray morning, the blushing blossoms still looked amazing against the pale sky.

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over 4 years ago

Cherry Blossom Mania!

Every spring, usually from late March to early April, Washington is blanketed in a sea of pink and white blossoms that herald the arrival of springtime and the start of prime sightseeing season. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of more than 3,000 predominantly Yoshino and Akebono cherry blossom trees in 1912 from the mayor of Tokyo, Japan, as a sign of friendship to the citizens of Washington, D.C. For more than a century, the city's biggest festival continues to honor that gift with special events and activities, including walks along the Tidal Basin to get those iconic shots of the Jefferson Memorial through the trees, the Blossom Kite Festival, fireworks, the Cherry Blossom Parade on Constitution Avenue, and the Sakura Matsuri Street Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue.



over 4 years ago
Look Up

Look Up

D.C. is perfect for wandering and getting lost in flowers, monuments, and sunshine. This monument is no different, in its majestic beauty. Simply look up to enjoy the intricate neoclassical architecture and beautiful coffered ceilings.

over 4 years ago
Flowers and Monuments

Flowers and Monuments

Every year right around April, Cherry Blossoms cover the entire city. It is also, in a sense marks the start of spring in this beautiful city. With so many imposing structures and monuments covering the Nation's Capital the cherry blossoms presents a nice contrast to the scenery.
over 4 years ago

The Sounds of Fall in Washington, D.C.

As long as there have been streets, there have been street performers. In ancient Egypt and Greece, people entertained and passed the hat for donations. During the Middle Ages in Europe, troubadours were the personal street performers of the aristocrats, while minstrels and jongleurs brought joy to the general public. The tradition continued at the Jefferson Memorial on one of the last mild fall days in DC yesterday.
over 4 years ago

View around the Memorial

Blue skies, view from the tidal basin, and around the Jefferson Memorial. Peaceful and tranquil spot in Washington, D.C.
almost 4 years ago

Make A Visit To D.C.'s Monuments Personal

The monuments on the Mall in Washington D.C. seem to stand like marble rocks in a river of ever-moving sightseers. While it is easy to get caught up in a touring schedule that values efficiency over emotion, try not to let that happen. Instead, pick the monuments you want to see, like the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and let the others go. That way, when you get there, you can make the visit personal.

It was still late morning when the grand columns of the Jefferson Memorial were in sight, and yet, I decided to make a quick stop at a lesser building in its shadow: the concession stand. Once I was inside the memorial's rotunda, with the Potomac and a line of autumn-hued trees at my back, I met the statue of Thomas Jefferson with a pretzel in hand. I took my time reading his words from the inscriptions on the walls, and then I nabbed a seat under his gaze.

And I’ll remember that as the time I enjoyed a pretzel with Thomas Jefferson. Well, at least, in theory.

almost 4 years ago

A Day Out in DC

If one is ever in DC this walk is beautiful! The bustling of the city! The history! The boats! The Cherry Blossom Trees! The Monuments! The burbs of Washington, D.C. was our home for many years. There is so much free stuff to do! The Smithsonian is a must!! The Air & Space Museum and more!
over 3 years ago

Sunset at the Jefferson

When the sun hits the memorial at just the right time, the result is gorgeous pictures and a beautiful view of the Tidal Basin!
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