Night Photography of Washington D.C.

US Capital BuildingWhile spending a few weeks in the nation’s capital I decided to go visit a few of the famous sites and get some photos at night. You often see pictures of these famous monuments in the day, but I would argue that they are most beautiful after dark.

You also have the added benefit that there is almost no one around if you go after 10pm, especially on a weekday. So, here they are for your viewing amusement.

The Washington Monument:

Washington Monument

The Jefferson Memorial:

Jefferson Memorial Jefferson Memorial

The George Mason Memorial:

George Mason

The Library of Congress:

Library Of Congress

Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery:

Arlington National Cemetery

If people seem to find these interesting I’ll go back and take photos of more of the monuments. But it’ll take quite a few comments from interested people to get me to dedicated many more hours to driving around DC after dark…

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John P.

John P. is CEO of Livid Lobster and co-host of Geek Beat TV. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


  1. Thanks for this info. Really appreciate it……….

  2. Paulo Jordao says:

    I am a Photographer here in South Florida http// and I loved the idea of night shots. Sometimes when I go for day shots, there are to many people around the monuments.
    Great pictures

  3. Joe Stewart says:

    Thanks John for the info, I’m going to have a great time.


  4. John P. says:

    No there is no curfew. I took these photos around 11pm or so, but I’ve been down there much, much later.

    Have fun!


  5. Joe says:

    Nice images, I will be traveling in that direction in the near future and was wondering if there is a curfew after certain hours. I usually start out after eleven pm and finish up after sunrise.

  6. dngloz says:

    beautiful pictures! I prefer night shots too :)

  7. greatslack says:

    Arlington is the only cemetery I know of that is also a tourist attraction…

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