ArchDaily takes on the National Mall by Bike

Washington National Monument and the United States Capitol Building © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily

Partially cloudy with a high in the mid-seventies, this was weather we couldn’t say no to on the Sunday after the 2012 National Convention. Therefore we took advantage of the  Capital Bikeshare and set off on a self-guided tour of the National Mall. Although the National Mall was packed with graduates and tourists, we managed to weave in and out of pedestrian traffic quick enough to visit many of the historic buildings and memorials before heading off to Eero Saarinen’s beautiful Dulles International Airport. What a perfect way to wrap up an eventful week in the nation’s capital.

United States Capitol Building © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
United States Capitol Building © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Washington National Monument © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Reflecting Pool (closed for reconstruction) © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Vietnam Veterans Memorial © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Vietnam Veterans Memorial © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Lincoln Memorial © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Lincoln Memorial © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
The White House © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
U.S. Institute of Peace © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Old Post Office Tower © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Miscellaneous buildings in Washington DC © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
U.S. Supreme Court © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
The Thomas Jefferson Building (Library of Congress) © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
National Museum of the American Indian © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden featuring Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Thomas Jefferson Memorial © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Thomas Jefferson Memorial © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Thomas Jefferson Memorial © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "ArchDaily takes on the National Mall by Bike" 23 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=237164>
  • http://www.archdaily.com Karen Cilento

    nice shots!!