Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmastime in Washington, D.C.

For the first time I visited Washington, D.C. at night during the Christmas season and got the pictures I'd hoped to take for several years.  Above is the United States Capitol with the Capitol Christmas Tree at night, reflected in water on the National Mall. 

The outside of Union Station at night. 

The National Christmas Tree and smaller state trees outside the White House grounds.  The White House is visible in the distance.  

Each year the Norwegian Embassy erects a tree at Union Station to honor and memorialize the friendship between the United States and Norway, and in thanks for the help rendered to Norway during World War II. 

The Capitol Tree for 2012 made a 5000 mile trip from Colorado.