I visited a friend in Virginia in early January and took a tiny bit of time during my trip to check out some monuments in D.C. It was a BRISK day but having the chance to visit a few of these landmarks was really special (and totally worth the chill).
First, we visited the United States Botanical Garden. I have such a big lady crush on plants. I can’t grow them for shit so maybe that impacts my opinion of those who can. A lot of the gardens were closed (presumably because of the cold) but it was lovely nonetheless.
After the gardens, we took an official tour of the Capitol building. It was fascinating and I just about died over all the incredible light fixtures throughout the space. I totally have a thing for architecture so it was really interesting learning about the building and all the history that was made within its walls.
Our last two stops of the day were quick but gorgeous. We made the obligatory stop at the White House. Due to an increase in the amount of morons in this fair country, you can’t get even remotely close to the White House for fear of a security breach. It’s been almost 15 years since my last visit to D.C. and it was pretty exciting to see the White House again. Even if it was from reeeeaaaalllllllyyyy far away.
Our final stop was the Lincoln Memorial. That shit is awe-inspiring. I remember thinking it was HUGE when I was little and was pleasantly surprised to find that it seemed just as big this time around. The sun was setting over the Washington Memorial which made for some stunning photo-ops. The sky gave us a delightful end to an educational day.
After my brief trip, I feel like I need to get back to D.C. to really explore the city. I’m itching to try the cool restaurants, see the rest of the sights, and soak in a new city. Washington DC. I liked you.
How hot is that coat? #sexy #ootd #ontrend
I’m still building my list of goals for this year (and still working my way through my list of 101 in 1001) but I decided that I wanted to improve my photography skills this year so I’m picking up on the, now very dated, 365 challenge. I’ll do my best to post them once a week on Saturday and share bits of pieces of life. Hopefully this will also force me to be creative on days when I feel stuck. Here are days 1 & 2.
A New Year’s brunch with family at N Counter.
Light fixtures above meetings at Liberty Market.
Did you make any New Years Resolutions? Link up in the comments. I’d love to follow along :)!