Early Spring in DC

It’s been a month since my return to Cape Town, but I still have some pictures to share of my visit to the States. A quick trip to Washington DC at the end of March was an introduction to early spring on the East Coast. It was surprisingly warm and the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom. 
As I was only there for a day and a half, I kept on the tourist route – wandering among the neatly kept garden paths of the National Mall, the Capitol Building and the various Smithsonian Museums. The capital is beautiful, but the center of the city is too well-kept for my comfort. I felt out of place in the immaculate cleanliness of this grand place. The timing for my short visit was perfect, though. The cherry blossoms were magnificent. The collections of the Smithsoniam Museums are fantastic – and the fact that I did not have to pay entry fee at any national museum made the experience even more enjoyable. 
Tip for tourists: I took a bus from NYC to DC – only $50 for a round tip. Definitely the cheapest way to travel, very reliable and fairly comfortable. 

The Capitol

The cherry blossoms in full bloom

At The National Botanical Garden

Nature versus man-made

The Hirshorn Museum - with a Roy Lichtenstein sculpture in the front of the building.

Oysters and beer for lunch

Capitol City Brewery - great place to have happy hour boutique beer.


  1. Madeleine

    Hi Larita, ek verlang sommer weer na Washington en na die pragtige cherry blossoms – het al amper vergeet HOE mooi dit was! Jou foto’s is ongelooflik mooi en is opsigself ‘n prys werd! Baie dankie. Tannie Madeleine

  2. Amanda engelbrecht

    Het gewonder of jy .nmaand na die tyd gaan tyd vind vir jou blog…

  3. Dis sleg dat ek vir meer as ‘n maand nie geblog het nie. Die eerste paar weke met my terugkoms was te besig en moeilik om tyd te kry vir dit, maar ek wil van nou af weer gereeld post.

  4. Beautiful photographs!

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