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On March 31, 2019, I walked around the National Mall in Washington D.C. and visited the cherry blossoms in the Tidal Basin. This was one day before the predicted peak bloom this year when 70% of the blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin are open. I also went inside the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, the Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery. Below are some pictures taken in Washington D.C. while visiting the cherry blossoms and museums mentioned above.

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The Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are part of the Smithsonian which permits still and video photography for noncommercial use only in its museums and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted, as indicated at https://www.si.edu/visit/security. The National Gallery of Art permits photography for personal use unless otherwise prohibited, as indicated at https://www.nga.gov/visit/visitor-policies.html. All images above from inside the National Gallery of Art, Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery are being used for noncommericial and personal purposes. Refer to the disclaimer http://www.toddmccollough.com/policy-disclaimer/ for additional policies of this site.

I visited the National Christmas Tree outside of the White House and also the U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D. C. in 2018. I was able to see both of the Christmas Trees with their lighting turned on at night as I visited after the National Christmas Tree Lighting was held on November 28, 2018, and the U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting was held on December 6, 2018. Both the National Christmas Trees and the U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree have their own websites where you can find out more information. I also visited the National Christmas Tree shortly before dark to better see the National Christmas Tree Railroad and train display underneath. Below are some pictures I took of both of the Christmas Trees.

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I just returned home from a visit to Washington, D.C. It was mostly a business trip for a company I am currently working for this summer. Even so, I was still able to go and visit most of the popular attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Smithsonian Museums. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

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