CityLife: Autumn in the District

Everyone talks about the Spring, with the incredible cherry blossoms, as being the best time to be in DC. But I'm going to suggest that Fall is even better.  It's an incredible display of fall colors, highlighted by world-class Monuments and incredible scenes from American history. 

Camus once wrote, "Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower."

Maple leaves in the street gutter.

The stained glass windows at the "Christ, Our Shepherd Church" down the street

Traditional DC rowhouses under a crystal blue sky.

The west side of the Capitol.

The West Building of the National Galley of Art.

Inside on the National Mall, looking toward the National Museum of the American Indian.

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian

The Bartholdi Fountain, behind the National Botanical Garden.

Created in 1877 by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who is better known for sculpting the Statue of Liberty. He worked on both pieces at the same time.

There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves."--Joe Wheeler