Back in the USA!

View from Arlington National Cemetary, with the Washington Monument in the background
Camera: Panasonic DMC-GX7 | Date: 21-09-2014 17:31 | Resolution: 3233 x 3233 | ISO: 200 | Exp. bias: 0 EV | Exp. Time: 1/320s | Aperture: 8.0 | Focal Length: 23.0mm | Location: John F Kennedy Tomb | State/Province: Virginia | See map | Lens: LUMIX G VARIO PZ 14-42/F3.5-5.6

We had a trip to the USA in late September and early October, which was highly enjoyable and produced a few interesting photos. Here’s what happened…

 

Day 1

Up early for flight to Washington. Everything goes smoothly apart from a delay getting away from Heathrow, however the pilots manage to make about half up on the flight. We arrive early enough to get on the DC Metro for a quick trip to Arlington Cemetery. The Metro proves to be straightforward, but a bit slow and infrequent on a Sunday.

At the Cemetery we focus on the graves of the Kennedy family, with a poignant reminder of their achievements. We also manage a quick walk to the top of the hill from where you can see the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, the Capitol and the Pentagon in one relatively narrow view, which emphasises the relatively small scale of the city.

Back in Alexandria we find a pleasant and tasty Mexican meal, which we manage to eat outside with no meteorological issues, but having to dodge falling beech nuts. Back to the hotel and early to bed (US time, it’s about 2 am UK time).

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