The National Mall in Washington is America's Front Yard, from one end of DC to the Other.

The Lincoln Memorial, a giant statue of Lincoln looks out across the Mall

A tourist family on the Mall in front of the Air & Space Museum, the Capitol in the distance

The Gardens along Madison St NW

A selfie taken at the Reflecting Pool

A view of the Ellipse near the White House, from the top of the Washington Monument

The Capital, with scaffolding still supporting work on the dome

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, the last spot of civility in a town where bureaucracy rules

The shadow of the Washington Monument drapes East across 14th street, just one mile from the Capital in the distance

Cyclists mingle with pedestrians near the base of the Washington Monument

The Washington Monument shadow, as it rakes across the Mall on a sunny afternoon

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