Library Of Congress Main Hall

    Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress which is located right next to the US Capitol is a beautiful sight.

    I have passed the Library of Congress tons of times without realizing you could go inside.

    The Library of Congress is the largest library in the United States containing more than 38 million books. With parts of the collection spanning over 430 languages.

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    Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

    Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

    Summer is a great time to visit the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens. The gardens are located just off Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast DC. It’s just a short drive from downtown, so prepare to drive or take an Uber.

    You’ll see plenty of insects and wildlife, including dragonflies, turtles, herons and ducks.

    The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are famous for their Lotus flowers which usually reach peak bloom in July. Read More

    Martin Luther King Jr Memorial At Sunrise

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

    Built in 2011 the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is one of DC’s newest landmarks.

    The main structure of this memorial is a 30 foot stone version of MLK titled “Stone of Hope”. The side of the stone contains an excerpt from the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

    “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

    The address of the memorial is 1964 Independence Avenue SW, DC which is a nod to the 1964 Civil Rights Act which played an important role in. Read More

    Yayoi Kusama Hirshhorn Infinite Mirrors

    Preview of the Yayoi Kusama Exhibit at the Hirshhorn

    One of the biggest art exhibits of the year has landed in Washington DC.

    Starting today to May 14th, 2017 you’ll be able to enjoy Kusama’s infinity mirrors at the Hirshhorn museum.

    Note: this exhibit is now closed at the Hirshhorn

    The exhibit consists of 6 infinity rooms. All of which put you in a room lined with mirrors for a truly unique feeling.Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn in Washington DC // ihitthebutton.com Read More

    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in DC

    When people think of DC they are sure to think about the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

    This long, thin, and shallow pool running between the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial is hard to miss if you make a visit to DC.

    From Martin Luther King’s Iconic “I Have a Dream” speech to Forrest Gump reuniting with Jenny in the water the reflecting pool has seen many historical & cultural events.

    View of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial from the Washington Monument

    There is nothing like viewing a great sunset at the reflecting pool, it creates the perfect framing for many of DC’s monuments.

    I’ve travelled to the reflecting pool countless times, here are some of my favorite photos from sunrise to sunset. Read More

    12 Beautiful Places to Take Engagement Photos in Washington DC

    Dc Engagement Photos MiniNewly engaged? Congratulations!

    Now it’s time to share it to the world with an engagement photoshoot.

    I’ve already shared the best places to take photos in DC. But I see a lot of people wondering where to take engagement photos in DC.

    Luckily my friend Adam Mason has been so gracious to share his list of places to take engagements photos in the district.

    From obvious places like the Jefferson Memorial to more unknown spots like Eastern Market these spots are sure to be the best way to share an engagement.The Best Places to Take Engagement Photos in Washington DC // ihitthebutton.com Read More

    Sunrise Over Jefferson Cherry Blossoms

    Guide to Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

    One of the best times to visit Washington DC is during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival to view the peak bloom of cherry blossom trees on the Tidal Basin. With amazing bursts of pink and white the cherry blossom trees create a huge burst of color in the nation’s capital. This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival is March 15 thru April 16, 2017.Guide to the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

    It’s difficult to plan a trip around peak bloom since the most accurate predictions are about 10 days before they bloom. I’ve seen many friends come to town and miss the peak bloom by a few days. Read More