Two views of the Washington Monument on the Mall in Washington, D.C. from two different visits and two different vantage points. First, a couple of months ago, we toured a friend about the monuments and Tidal Basin. As we passed under the Washington Monument, I noticed that the sun was high and casting a strong shadow. I followed the shadow to its tip to look back as the sun shone over the monument.
Second, as we flew out from National Airport, the lift-off pattern took us north along the Potomac River. We were on the right side of the plan to capture a view from the sky, back onto the Mall. The sense of space was quite different from from the ground. If you look at the shadow, sitting to the left, and extend it a few hours later, a little left of where the pathways loop onto each other, that is about where I stood for the first photo. Happy travels.