Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Washington Monument in the Mist of Constitution Gardens

Constitution Gardens is a park just north of the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

On the cold November morning, the warmer water temperature and colder air temperature combined to form a mist on the pond in Constitution Gardens. the stillness of the morning mirrors the Washington Monument.

The land where Constitution Gardens is now located used to be covered with temporary buildings build during World War II called the "Navy Annex," which were some of the ugliest government office building imaginable and which were not torn down until the 1970's. The park and gardens is a big improvement, wouldn't you agree?

Travel photos of Murano, Italy are at Viva la Voyage!

11 comments:

brattcat said...

You promised gorgeous early morning photographs of D.C. and you are definitely delivering. This is a great image.

Leif Hagen said...

Great photos of the Washington Monument and Capitol with wonderful lighting and colors - orange!

Karoliina Urso said...

Beautiful picture.

Jim K said...

I am sure it was a big improvement. Fantastic shot.

Sharon said...

Wow, gorgeous photo! I love the mist over the water and the glow of the sun.

Lois said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous shot Julie! I love the reflection and the mist adds the perfect touch.

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is really nice and the mist adds a special touch...
God bless you!
Cezar

Rob and Mandy said...

It is now a beautiful area indeed. Gorgeous picture

Jacob said...

Stunning, Julie! Magnifique!

Don and Krise said...

I absolutely agree this must be a huge improvement. Stunning photo Julie. Thanks for sharing.

Mirela said...

Incredible! I love the haze near the monument just above the water surface...

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