white house

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.

washington monument cherry blossoms dc e1554072981275 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
washington monument cherry blossom e1554073043407 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
cherry blossom washington monument e1554073125492 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
cherry blossom jefferson memorial washington dc e1554073232450 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
pink cherry blossoms washington dc festival e1554073321821 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
cherry blossoms washington dc 1024x768 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
cherry blossoms thomas jefferson memorial 1024x768 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
cherry blossoms tidal basin waterfront 1024x768 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
cherry blossoms martin luther king memorial 1024x768 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
scenic landscape gallery of art 1024x683 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
ships galley of art 1024x768 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
west building gallery of art exhibit e1554073915725 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
carriage archives american art 1024x723 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
san francisco west side ridge painting 1024x846 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
martin luther king junior portrait gallery e1554074157765 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
george washington portrait gallery 1 907x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
george washington president portrait 1 772x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
thomas jefferson president portrait 3 1024x848 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
abraham lincoln president portrait 16 951x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
theodore roosevelt president portrait 26 999x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
warren harding president portrait 29 1024x1002 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
harry truman president portrait 33 1024x890 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
john f kennedy president portrait 35 604x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
richard nixon president portrait 37 1024x514 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
jimmy carter president portrait 39 761x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
george hw bush president portrait 41 988x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
barack obama president portrait 44 573x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
reflecting pool washington dc e1554073735634 768x1024 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
white house washington dc 2019 1024x768 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019
rosslyn virginia lincoln memorial view 1024x768 - Washington D.C. and Cherry Blossoms 2019

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.

IMG 3332 1024x768 - Christmas Tree at the White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 2018
IMG 3334 e1544407767503 768x1024 - Christmas Tree at the White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 2018
IMG 3319 e1544407856255 768x1024 - Christmas Tree at the White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 2018
IMG 3315 e1544407954122 768x1024 - Christmas Tree at the White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 2018
IMG 3314 1024x768 - Christmas Tree at the White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 2018
IMG 3343 e1544407540794 768x1024 - Christmas Tree at the White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 2018
IMG 3338 e1544407616500 768x1024 - Christmas Tree at the White House and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 2018

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.

DC llincoln - Visit to Washington, D.C.

DC capitol - Visit to Washington, D.C.

DC white house todd - Visit to Washington, D.C.