Last night we picnicked at President Lincoln's feet. It was a beautiful night for monuments - low humidity, beautiful sunset, cool temperature. We had to share the monuments with hundreds of tourists, but it made for interesting people-watching. Lots of international visitors, plenty of Americans with sensible walking shoes, and even a Buddhist monk shared the evening with us.
We started with dinner on the far side of the Lincoln Memorial and watched the sun go down over the Potomac:
Then we sat atop the Lincoln Memorial as darkness crept in:
(Doesn't this photo remind you a bit of the second photo in this post?)
Finally we reflected a bit before heading home: