Maria and I had energy on Christmas Eve, and she wanted to see the National Christmas Tree, so we took the metro down to the National Mall. The big tree doesn’t stand up to the one at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC, but it’s still a must-see destination for tourists wanting to see the capital city and its free museums.
This year’s color theme was gold, which we took advantage of via our cameras’ selective coloring feature.
The best photography of the night was at the Lincoln Memorial, as it usual is. Here are some of my favorite shots from the night.
National Christmas Tree, taken from Constitution Avenue, looking back toward the White House’s South Portico
Constitution Ave. at night
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, looking at the Washington Monument. The sky color is due to the street lighting.
Pink sky at night, the world’s alright.
The Reflecting Pool
Abe, in-camera selective coloring
A Sacred Space
Lincoln and Washington
Without Lincoln, there’d be no United States. I always say, “Thank you,” when I visit.
Entrance to the Lincoln, looking over the Reflecting Pool
Home again, via the Metro.
Not waiting for Santa
I loved this couple’s playful energy, and their friendly smiles when I dropped my lens cap for the millionth time.
That’s my girl.
Prospero año con felicidad, baby.