I think the FDR memorial is my favorite one that I’ve been to in D.C. It’s always really peaceful, compared to the other monuments and memorials, and it’s not too hit-you-over-the-head patriotic. If I lived in D.C., I’d probably go there just to hang out and read when it’s nice out.
The view of the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial from the Tidal Basin is pretty amazing:
Monument and Moon, shot by Natalie Kardos
Jefferson Memorial at night, shot by Natalie Kardos
Long exposure shot of FDR Waterfalls, shot by Natalie Kardos
Freedom, shot by Natalie Kardos
It was getting dark while we were at the FDR memorial, so we walked over the bridge to Arlington to hop on the Metro and grab some dinner before driving to Baltimore to pick up my older sister from the airport.