Mother Nature was at her picturesque best during the 'Cherry Blossom Festival' at DC. For starters, Japan gifted US Cherry trees during the early part of the 20th century (1912 to be precise) as an act of celebrating friendship between the two countries. The Cherry trees blossom early in April and it makes for a wonderfully radiant pink, peaceful white and deep purple mixture set against the backdrop of one-and-only green of the western grass around the 'Tida' Basin'. Man is it not lovely ?
Have had the pleasure of visiting the Cherry Blossoms for the past 3 years in a row. Wondering how can i upload those nice pictures...don't think google lets me do that...pity :-(
As with any downtown, one should be ready to 'walk' all day between the pligrim trip of the 'vellai maaligai', monument , capitol hill, lincoln memorial - gosh - can't think of stepping into gym for another 6 months ;)
on a related note, the starbucks at 13th & Penn was downright pathetic - they dint have cup holders, sugar, horrible maintenance. Yes, they were too suffocated with the crowd - but, yo man, you don't expect that from Starbucks :-(
will be back soon with something 'more interesting'