Getting ready for tourist season

The main tourist season is just about to start, and we’ve been watching the city get ready for it.

Cleaning the Reflecting Pool

The annual draining and cleaning of the Reflecting Pool happens just before the spring tourist season starts.

©Angela N.
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Victoria Pickering
Walking in the empty pool. ©Victoria Pickering

Transportation

Many different transportation options are ready to go.

©Victoria Pickering
©Rob Klug
©Victoria Pickering
©Rob Klug

Food

Food trucks are all around the Mall.

©Victoria Pickering
©Rob Klug

Trash

There are lots of trash and recycling receptacles set up.

©Victoria Pickering

But it is tough to keep up with the volume of trash.

©Victoria Pickering

Squirrels sometimes step in to help with the trash.

©Rob Klug

Safety

©Angela N.

Helicopters keep the skies safe.

©Angela N.
©Angela N.

Keeping the government open

We’re hoping that our legislators pass funding in time to keep the government open – we acutely remember seeing the local memorials and museums closed during a past government shutdown.

Members of Congress at the Capitol. ©Angela N.

School groups

It’s not yet the height of spring trips for schools, but a fair number of school groups can already be spotted at the museums and memorials.

©Victoria Pickering
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Victoria Pickering

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  1. Fun and imaginative theme and “sub-themes”! Excellent photos by all contributors, as usual. Thanks.

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