Sunday, 26 February 2012

Monuments and Memorials at Night

On our second day in Washington DC we went on a tour called 'Monuments by Moonlight' that was run by Trollytours. It was maybe a bit pricey for us for a tour ($31.50 each even with the on-line reduced price) but in the end, with the luck of it being dry and having a clear night sky, it turned out to be worth it. The tour turned out to be pretty cool, there were very few of us on the tour on the night we took it (the night of the Superbowl). We took in a lot of the sights of Washington DC including a quick jaunt over the river into Arlington, Virginia to the Marine Corps War Memorial where we also got a great look back over the city.

Washington DC at Night

I got a bit snap happy with my camera, here are some more of the photos I took of some of the more famous memorials and buildings that we saw:

The Capitol Building
Washington DC Capitol Building at Night

The Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial at Night

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial at Night

The Washington Monument reflecting in the Tidal Basin
Washington Monument Reflection by Night

One of many water features at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Waterfall

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial at night

Part of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
National symbol at Roosevelt Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial at night

Abraham Lincoln Statue at the Lincoln Memorial
Abraham Lincoln Statue

Carved Eagle at the Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Eagle

Close up of the Abraham Lincoln Statue
Abraham Lincoln Statue Close Up

Carved Words on the Wall of the Lincoln Memorial Building
Lincoln Memorial Words

Korean War Veterans Memorial - very eerie at night, these statues are bigger than your average human.
Washington DC Korean War Veterans Memorial at night

Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington
Marine Corps War Memorial at night

Marine Corps War Memorial - Up close
Marine Corps War Memorial close up

To finish off a nice ending to the day, our very informative driver was even kind enough to drop us home outside our hotel where we ordered in a late dinner of sandwiches from a diner.
Oh yeah, and if you're the only person in North America who didn't know, the New York Giants won the Superbowl - not that I care much about American Football (sorry!) but it was to prove helpful in filling some time the next Tuesday in New York.


  1. Oooooh, beautiful low-light photos! It's difficult to pick a favorite. I am envious. One of these days, I'll get a decent camera.

  2. What great photos. It is an expensive tour but absolutely worth it for these great shots. My favourite one of them is the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the close up of the Marine Corps War Memorial is pretty good too.

  3. Your photos are amazing! I hope to visit there one day, but it is a bit pricey. Thanks for the tour!



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