As a result of this situation, I got a chance to see some sights, and get some exercise. Here are your tax dollars at work. Near the Washington Monument, a new building is under construction.
This is the Vietnam War Memorial, with a good number of visitors.
Within the grounds of the World War II Memorial, this ensemble of young singers was performing.
Here's a "look down the Mall" shot from near Camp Liberty, showing the Washington Monument and at left, the Smithsonian "Castle".
This is the large fountain in front of Union Station.
Also in front of Union Station is this bell, which is similar to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.