Yesterday I showed you pictures of DC’s spectacular cherry blossoms in full bloom thanks to my best friend Heather. To keep the theme going, today I’m posting pictures from our trip there in January 2013. I feel like it’s been far too long since we last visited and that I may need to rectify that soon.
Obviously the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials are the grandest along the tidal basin, but there’s something quietly exquisite about the FDR memorial that I just love. And of course, there’s Eleanor, standing solemnly off on her own, one of our nation’s first female politicians, a pioneer for the rights of women, races, and the lower classes. It speaks to a simpler time in our country, to be sure, but also to the ideals that we should try our hardest to uphold in our world today. I could say so many political things here, but I don’t think that’s what you all come to this blog for (if you do, let me know and I’ll let her rip!), but suffice it to say, she paved the way for those strong, ambitious women we see today.