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This year as well as taking in the Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, I shot the FDR Memorial and the Arlington Memorial Bridge and its surrounding areas.

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
The blooming of the cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. has come to symbolize the natural beauty of our nation's capital city. Thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the world come to witness the spectacle Washington D.C National Cherry Blossom Festival. The famous trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, signal the coming of Spring with an explosion of life and color surrounding the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in a sea of pale pink and white.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (National Park Service)
Located along the famous Cherry Tree Walk on the Western edge of the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, this is a memorial not only to FDR, but also to the era he represents. The memorial traces twelve years of American History through a sequence of four outdoor rooms-each one devoted to one of FDR's terms of office. Sculptures inspired by photographs depict the 32nd President: A 10-foot statue shows him in a wheeled chair; a bas-relief depicts him riding in a car during his first inaugural. At the very beginning of the memorial in a prologue room there is a statue with FDR seated in a wheelchair much like the one he actually used.

Arlington Memorial Bridge
The Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. crosses the Potomac River, connecting the Lincoln Memorial and Columbia Island. The northeastern end of the bridge marks the western edge of the National Mall. The southwestern end connects with Memorial Avenue, which crosses the Boundary Channel Bridge into Virginia and travels to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County.
On April 4, 1980, the Arlington Memorial Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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