I took a really good break from blogging, I think I really needed it. The kids were out of school, the hubs also took a break from work, not as a mini-vacation but because of medical reasons, so, it was better for me to stay away from blogging land to take care of the three of them .
Just yesterday with things almost going back to normality, we went to Washington DC to the Cherry Blossom Festival.
As usual, the center point was the Tidal Basin with the Jefferson Memorial in the background.
The day was gorgeous! Sunny, not hot, not cold, just perfect! Here with my good companion, posing for the usual shots. :)
The blossoms were very "white-ish".
I prefer when they're more pink than white, however whatever the color they're always such a good sight, so romantic!
This year, we tried to go on a mini tour heading to China town. The World War II Memorial was the first one on our path.
Hard to miss, the Washington Monument, peaking out from in between the trees.
One of the things I love about Washington DC is its architecture, the National Archives Building with its columns and sculptures featuring the Greek style is very impressive.
All around, big and small monuments...
Most of the buildings with its muted colors give the city that classic and elegant style.
The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial in the picture below is an American Civil war memorial.
I love the magnificent doors on this Department of Justice building.
The arches, lamp posts, and general details, so opulent and at the same time so well distributed in the building below, I had to stop and admire.
It was a very long walk, we went by Constitution Ave., 7th Street, Pennsylvania Ave...
And we even crossed the National Mall, not without taking a picture of the Smithsonian castle and riding the merry-go-round in the mall.
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