I live outside Washington DC. I go into the city mostly on Sunday where there is less traffic. One day in January, I took my parents into the city expecting a nice day – as nice as you can get in winter- as forecast but as soon as we got there, the whole area of national mall was covered in heavy fog.
SOLITUDE IN GREY
But despite the cold and chilly weather, I’ve gotten to see DC like I’ve never seen before after over 10 years living here.
So quiet and grey . Lonely but yet mysterious.
Walking at tidal basin along cherry trees line, the scene of this familiar area looked so contrast from what you usually see from the DC postcards, no beautiful blooming pink cherry flowers .Now it was just skeleton branches waiting, waiting, and waiting for the warm sun coming in Spring.
Looking across the basin , I was very much memorized by a glimpse of Thomas Jefferson Memorial peeking though a thick blanket of mist over the water.
END THE DAY AT FISH MARKET
The same day, we drove down to DC Fish Market along Maine Ave ( you can walk from tidal basin down on a nice sunny day). Bought a dozen of steamed shrimp and a hot cup of clam chowder, sitting at the marina along the Potomac River, watching the birds and the boats to complete this very chilly and grey day. (Read more about DC Fish Market here)
So all in all, when something is in a perfect condition, the fog is so thick, you can’t see things clearly. Instead of getting yourself deep down into the rabbit hole, try to find the beauty out of it. Appreciate the tiny light that exists and let it carry you through the mist until the sun comes.
Have you ever visited Washington DC in winter months? What do you think?
Trip date : January , 2013
All photos taken by Patt W unless credited otherwise. All rights reserved and can not be used or published without my permission.
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US