Left: Lincoln Memorial
(Washington, DC) Tourist photos of tourist sites make for boring reading, so I vow to keep my DC-area blogging to a minimum.
I do like a few of these shots I took tonight on the Mall, so I hope you will indulge me. Besides, the thronging homeless multitudes and swarms of gnats made this a bit of an urban safari, but more on these topics later.
Left: Washington Monument meets its reflection on the Mall
It is a hot, sticky night in DC, but the illuminated icons in the American capital can make even the most cynical pundit pause for a moment of patriotic reflection.
Those who gathered for the late-night tourist extravaganza were also treated to some meteorological theatrics, as passing thunderstorms skirted the District of Columbia while offering a dazzling lightning performance.
I tried to photograph a striking bolt, but I lacked the tripod, the luck, and the persistence to catch one.