Way back near the beginning of my semester, I went out monument hopping with some friends (you know, getting all that touristy stuff out of the way as early as we could).
Monument hopping in DC hits you with a dosage of patriotism, and the fact that it was Martin Luther King Day really adds to the sentiments.
Now, it’s a lot of walking and a lot of picture taking, so make sure to schedule out at least an afternoon to get in everything you want to see. My group of friends and I left a little before noon, and spent half the day taking in the sites.
Also, watch out for the squirrels. They’re a little too friendly.
Rider University junior Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elian takes photos of the Washington Monument.
Lafayette University sophomore Danielle Moore makes friends with a squirrel. That friendship ended quickly when the squirrel got a little handsy.
Rice University junior Tina Nazerian takes photos at the World War II Memorial.
Lafayette University sophomore Danielle Moore enjoys a day of monument hopping with her camera. The day provided a good amount of sunlight for photos and exploration.
Knox College junior Casey Mendoza (hey, that’s me!) poses next to Illinois’ pillar at the World War II Memorial. As a photographer, non-selfie photos of Casey are rare.