Where the Day Begins
The volume of tourists that swarm Washington DC is comparable to Europe's most popular sites. The grandeur of each monument along with the city's rich history make it a world class destination.
Perhaps there's no better place to start the day than at the Tidal Basin. This scenic reservoir thrills visitors each Spring with a brilliant display of Cherry Blossoms. The flowers can be incorporated into any number of creative compositions. For a classic interpretation, one can use the branches to frame the Washington Monument. To further accentuate the delicate blooms, a flash is helpful. In a pinch, you could even use a flashlight to "paint in" a similar effect.