This Monday I woke at 5 am to walk down to the Lincoln Memorial to shoot the sun rise over the district. It's a really beautiful, powerful and peaceful sight. The city is quietly awake already but not overtly. The birds are happily chirping away, cars with headlights shining glide down the streets. Locals run in the Mall and up the Lincoln stairs in the hours around dawn, before the workday starts.
In the time before the sun broke the horizon I took some photos of the Memorial itself. I think that this is my favorite one. Lincoln is normally surrounded by visitors during the day, so it's rather a different experience getting to approach him alone. The sense of reverence is at it's hight at this hour, and I don't think you can help but be moved.
kaitlin k walsh
Adventurer armed with a camera.