I had hoped to travel down to the National Mall to visit the cherry blossoms this year, but due their late arrival and an impending deadline this week, I don’t think I’m going to make it.
Therefore, as a fill-in image for the A-Z Archive Challenge Letter N, I selected a photograph from a trip to Washington, D.C. last summer. This is a photo of the National World War II Memorial, “which honors the 16 million men and women who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all of those who supported the war effort from home.”
This beautiful memorial was dedicated in 2004 and is one of the newer installments on the Mall; it’s the only 20th century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.
If you have the chance to visit this memorial, try to do so in the evening when the sun sets. You’ll have a gorgeous view of the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and Capitol building all bathed in blazing colors.
This photograph was taken later in the evening, with a long exposure to merge the sky and clouds into the image. Editing in Lightroom.