I misunderstood the directions to the park and crossed the Francis Scott Key foot bridge into Georgetown, so I ended up kayaking first, having lunch, walking back across the bridge, and finally finding the island.
The clearing in the middle of the island with the memorial to Theodore Roosevelt was breathtaking, and quiet. I sat on a tall stone wall on a curved bridge over the moat and relaxed for a while. A perfect little oasis in a bustling city.
Walking back towards the footbridge, I stopped to shoot this beautiful tree carved full of initials. Normally, I prefer to see trees unharmed, but this one was so covered that it had become an entirely new work of art.
And then, a ride back to Crystal City on the metro. I SO want to live in a city with a subway system someday… Such a convenient way to get around--as well as beautiful.