The US Botanic Garden on the National Mall in DC is one of my standard go-to destinations whenever I decide to visit the big city. They always have something of interest for me there, and it’s a welcome break from the non-stop hustle-and-bustle of the area around the US Capitol Building. This image was taken while sitting on one of the many park benches available throughout the facility.
From one of my many pilgrimages to see the spring cherry blossoms in Washington, DC. Note the lack of soul crushing crowds in this image. This photograph was taken back in the days before the social media hordes, when one could actually go down there and enjoy the experience – unlike the circus spectacle it has become in recent years.
Photo info: Washington Monument Tidal Basin Washington, DC April 2005 Canon 16-35/4.0 ASPH lens Canon EOS 20D digital camera