We all find ourselves there, in those attractive places, like the hordes of fellow travelers we think we are not. But a place is what you make of it, right?
"Work the scene" in the parlance of the photojournalist. Play.
These are from our nation's Capitol, on the mall. This practice of looking is the best part of vacationing to me. Although, I am doing this around my own block too. There's a little bit of self challenge in it-- to not take typical for an answer. It applies to everything... cooking, writing, affection. bioscience, you name it. The top one is outside the Hirschorn Museum, and the bottom is looking up at the oculus of the WWll memorial on the mall.