The National Mall. When some people hear the name, they think it’s a mall, like one you go shopping in for clothes and stuff. Not so much… It’s more like a giant grassy area that connects the Capitol, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. So, it’s kind of awesome.
I have been lucky to have gone to the Mall on a number of occasions during my various trips to DC, starting with my first trip in 1995. This collection of pictures, however, starts in 2005, when I went to visit my friend during my sophomore year of college. The Mall is covers a rather large area, which makes it terrific for runs (my lap from E down 9th and around 12th and back is great!) and picnics and any other sort of gathering. It’s very pretty at night as well, although I haven’t yet been able to adequately capture that beauty.
Well, without further ado, I present the National Mall!