Photo Opp at the Newseum

The Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art as seen from the Newseum Terrace.One of the top vantage points for taking travel photos of America’s most important street is at the Newseum‘s Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.  The National Gallery of Art, with the Smithsonian campus as its backdrop, rests directly in front, while the Federal Trade Commission sits to one side.

View of the Federal Trade Commission on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC as seen from the Newseum Terrace.

Even more impressive is the view of Washington, DC on the opposite side. Where else can you get that iconic shot of the United States Capitol building perched on your shoulder?

Photo Opp with the United States Capitol building in Washington DC

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Image Details:

Date April 11, 2009
Camera  Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Lens  18-55 mm


In Category: Travel Photos

Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of many cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Nowadays, she stars in her own version of "Where's Waldo?," always in search of sweet treats and grand adventures.

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  • Laura @Travelocafe November 12, 2015, 11:56 am Link

    Great photo-shoot with a good DSLR. In 2009 it was probably an excellent DSLR. I love the last pic though. Great shot with great background. What a cool compsition.

  • Sandra Foyt November 17, 2015, 6:55 pm Link

    Thanks, Laura! I’ve upgraded my DSLR a couple of times so it is surprising what could be captured with my first digital SLR.

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