Spent approximately 10 days in our nations capitol visiting all the places and monuments that are part of our proud history. It was a pilgrimage of sorts for me and necessitated a departure from my preferred type of photography. All images with only 1 or 2 exceptions were shot with the 17-55 f2.8. I decided to not put my signature to any of these as I believe they belong to every American. It was a very moving experience for me and one that I will not forget for a long time to come. #1 Arlington National Cemetery This place holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans I was proud and honored to have visited it. The changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier was especially moving. The amphitheatre behind the tomb is a wonderful piece of architecture. Last one is a shot of a framed picture in the visitor's gallery. #2 White House Not much to see really. This is the one place were having a longer lens would have helped but I was pleased with what I was able to capture even though it was only at 55mm. Suprised the lawn was not greener. #3 Lincoln Memorial Impressive monument to a great president, took literary hundreds of photo's, discovered 17mm was not wide enough. If planning to visit a sigma 10-20 or a nikkor 12-24 is a must have. #4 US Capitol Beautiful building can walk around the entire complex and views are incredible. Most scenic captures are from the Botanic Gardens. #4 Supreme Court Did not spent too much time here. Took several shoots and kinda liked this one. #5 Jefferson Memorial ( from across the potomac ). This is the least accessible of the monuments if using public transportation as I was. I have no closeups of this great monument to one of my favorite presidents. #6 George Washington Monument A real challenge to fully capture up close. Definately need a lens south of 12mm. from the WWII Memorial grounds #7 WWII Memorial Impressive structure between the Lincoln Memorial and George Washington's Monuments again a wide angle lens is a must. #8 Vietnam Memorial This was the most stark, understated but deeply moving and inspiring of all the monuments that I visited. The countless names inscribed onto it definately give one pause. #9 Smithsonian Castle The gardens behind the building make for very picturesque captures. Also has a rather expensive cafeteria in the building. I of course visited all the Museums and must say the Holocaust Museum and the National American Indian Museums were particularly moving. Other places that need special mention are Georgetown and the National Cathedral which I was unable to fully capture even on the 17mm end of my 17-55. Definately need a sigma 10-20 when visiting. Since I took over 3K images I no doubt have many other views of the same and more. If there any requests for particular places I am sure I have them and will gladly share them all. Washington DC is a photographic paradise and I look forward to another visit in the near future. Thanks for looking.