Cherry Blossom Festival

Last weekend, I took a trip to Virginia to visit my family for Easter weekend. It just so happened that DC’s celebrated Cherry Blossom Festival had just opened! We drove into the city on Monday in order to avoid the crowds, and enjoy the beautiful rose pink trees in our nation’s capital. We heard that the weekend was packed with people, but visiting on Monday afternoon proved to be a wise decision. Despite the strong winds, the day was sunny and cloud-less. We walked along the Tidal Basin borders and took in the light pink trees framing the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. The trees were given to the United States as a gift from Japan back in 1912, as a sign of goodwill:

Cherry Blossom Festival DC

Cherry Blossom Festival DC

Cherry Blossom Festival DC

Plan your visit to the National Cherry Blossom Festival!

March 31, 2016

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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