For the last week I've been in Washington D.C. for work. Fortunately, I was able to clear my schedule and steal a day to myself in the city. I fell completely in love with it!
The sky was bright blue and the air was crisp and cool. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to explore D.C.
I roamed the streets alone (which is sometimes my favorite way to travel) and enjoyed the day to myself, quieting my mind, and taking in the beauty.
The colors of autumn were all around. The trees were a beautiful composition of fiery red, golden yellow, and pumpkin orange.
It was refreshing to see a skyline void of skyscrapers for the day. Something about it reminded me of Europe.
The red on these trees stopped me still in my tracks. I stood here for a few moments trying to take a picture of the colors with my mind.
Of course, I stopped for a bit of people watching, too. I love to wonder about where they come from, who they are, and what their story is.
The monuments were awe-inspiring and truly magnificent. You can't help but be moved when standing in their presence.
This wall was a tearful moment for me. A stunning memorial to honor the brave men who fought for our country.
The residential streets and neighborhood markets were so delightful. The city's unique feel had me utterly charmed.
Sometimes at the end of the day the only thing I need to do is look down at my own two feet to be reminded of how lucky I am. I am so grateful for the places they have taken me and the roads they have traveled...
*all images are mine