Potomac River Tidal Basin, West Potomac Park, Washington DC

360 degree views around the Potomac River Tidal Basin, West Potomac Park, the National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C

A brief history;

 

  • The Tidal Basin (Potomac River Tidal Basin) is a man-made inlet located in West Potomac Park next to the Potomac River and Washington Channel, it was built in 1897 to catch overflow from the Potomac & prevent flooding.

 

  • The banks of the Tidal Basin are lined with the famed "cherry blossom" trees given as a gift from the Japanese government.

 

 

Things to look out for around the Tidal Basin;

 

 

  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial

 

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

 

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

 

  • George Mason Memorial

 

  • Japanese cherry trees

 

  • Kutz Memorial Bridge

 

  • Japanese Pagoda

 

  • Japanese Lantern and First Cherry Tree Planting

 

  • Tidal Basin Paddle Boats

If you would like to see more of my photography from around the Potomac River Tidal Basin, please visit these galleries;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in any of my photography & are interested in purchasing a photograph(s) then please visit my portfolio at Fotolia by clicking on the links below;

 

 

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