Every spring, the 1,678 Cherry Blossom trees lining Washington DC’s Tidal Basin reach peak bloom in an explosion of floral fireworks lasting only a few days. Information and photos of the 2010-2013 blooms.
I took this panorama of Boston’s city skyline at night from the end of Long Wharf looking back at the city. At one point during the colonial era, Long Wharf was the busiest pier in America. It was also much longer at the time–in the centuries since, landfill has created reclaimed land, but originally the shoreline was up near Faneuil Hall.
Summer tourists swarm over the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in this timelapse video.
For Memorial Day, some photos from Washington’s war memorials: Arlington National Cemetery, the World War I Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, and the Marine Corps Memorial.
Timelapse video of a beautiful Caribbean sunset from St. John in the US Virgin Islands.