More fondly known simply as "The Castle," the Smithsonian Institution Building is easily recognized on The Mall. In full bloom here is the familiar Smithsonian logo, watched over by a bronze statue of James Smithson, founder of the Smithsonian Museum.
This was shot pretty early in the morning while there were still some clouds around. A few short hours later, there wasn't a cloud to be seen- just bright, blue skies...not good photography conditions, but I suspect that helped me pay attention to my wife and our trip a little better :-)
©2012 Zach Frailey