It's hard to believe that summer has come and gone already but fall is here. With the cooler air rolling in, I've been reflecting on the past several months and all the places we've traveled and memories we've made. It's been challenging at times but mostly it's been wonderful.
We had the opportunity to spend some time in Washington DC where we tried new foods, explored new places and met lots of really great people. While I only took a handful of photos with my real camera, these images remind me of a summer well enjoyed.
Our time in Washington DC reminded me of how much I love cities for all the interesting ways like - the smell of brake dust in the metro and the density of buildings packed into every square inch, which in turn drives people to the lush green open spaces where they flock each sunny day. If this isn't proof that we all (even city-dwellers) crave fresh air and greenery, I don't know what is.
The juxtaposition of old and new buildings makes my architectural heart sing and Washington DC gets this balance right. There is a variety of cultures and languages and with such a strong artistic presence, it's not uncommon to see an entire band break it down street side. The energy is contagious and smile-inducing.
Sure the incessant honking at midnight and 6am wakeup calls from the motorized street cleaners gets old but eventually it all feels familiar and without it, everything feels too quiet. And then there's all of this goodness too.