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Walking Washignton, DC. Thanks Metro!

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Walking Washignton, DC. Thanks Metro!

Peter Soeth

Last week I was in Washington, D.C., and ran into a conundrum. The Metro was closed for safety inspections and I had planned on using it to get back and forth between my hotel and office where I was working.

For those of you who don't know, the Metro is the subway in the D.C area. Unfortunately it is aging and they haven't done a good job of keeping up with all of the maintenance. 

i was able to get a ride to the office, but how to get home? 

it was a beautiful day so I decided to walk. It was only 4.5 miles and took me by the Washington Mounument, World War II Memorial, Tidal Basin, Martin Luther King Memorial, FDR Memorial and Jefferson Memorial.

Here are some photos of my adventure. 

World War II Memorial looking west towards Lincoln Memorial. 

World War II Memorial looking west towards Lincoln Memorial. 

Washington Memorial

Washington Memorial

Dedication spot looking through the cherry trees towards the Jefferson Memorial. 

Dedication spot looking through the cherry trees towards the Jefferson Memorial. 

Martin Luther King Memorial. 

Martin Luther King Memorial. 

FDR Memorial

FDR Memorial

My favorite photo, looking across the tidal basin towards the Jefferson Memorial. 

My favorite photo, looking across the tidal basin towards the Jefferson Memorial. 

Crossing the 14th Street bridge towards Virginia. You can see the Air Force Memorial in the background. 

Crossing the 14th Street bridge towards Virginia. You can see the Air Force Memorial in the background. 

Looking back at Washington, DC

Looking back at Washington, DC

Planes taking off at Ronald Reagan National Airport

Planes taking off at Ronald Reagan National Airport

All-in-all it was a good walk and a good way to spend an early evening in the Washington, D.C., area. 

Somif you are in Washington, D.C., to see the cherry blossoms this week or next, coming in to see other sites, or just there on business. It is a great walking city. Take some time to enjoy it.