During our visit to Washington, DC, we went downtown on a lovely warm sunny April morning. There was thousands of people out for the Cherry Blossom race – a running race that takes in much of the wonderful cherry blossom that is out this time of the year. It also brought out many photographers keen to get THE picture and couples with photographers getting “couples” pictures with blossom as their background.
Facing the Capitol Building is the Supreme Court, looking powerful under gathering clouds.
Reflections of the Capital Building. There are some nice reflective tiles outside the building.
I’m just back from a visit to Washington DC and surrounding areas. I took this on my first morning, entering the Metro system in DC for the first time.
Just fifteen minutes long with music from The Magnificent Seven to Beauty and the Beast via Hogwarts, this show was a nice end to the visit. It’s free, and people sit on the floor or flower risers to watch. There is no one perfect vantage point so everyone is relaxed.
In the past couple of years a new visitor attraction has been built in Singapore, near the Marina Sands Bay Hotel. Gardens by the Bay have two Eden Project style glazed domes and then an open garden which has some “living tree” structures which must be 50m tall with foliage grow up them and from which you can walk along a raised walkway. The Cloud Dome is cool (probably around 17 degrees) and there is a waterfall and some raised walkways, like in this picture. I would certainly recommend a visit for a few hours. I went in the early evening and watched a light show at 19.45. The Domes cost around $30 to visit.
In the light of dawn before sunrise.
I am down in St Ives for the weekend. For the first time with a Big Stopper. A two minute exposure.
I shot a lovely wedding before Christmas and this was the bouquets made by the bride
I went to a fantastic production of this great show. The show was produced by Stageworks and these young folks are highly talented. The production was great, the band, really great and it was technically flawless.
The full set of 124 images can be seen on my Flickr account here:-