I am in Washington DC for business. As it turns out, today is part of the national cherry blossom festival here in the city. The flowers are all in bloom around the monuments - it is fantastic. I have to say it's one of the most beautiful things I've seen in some time.
Whoever laid out the monuments and green space of Washington did it right. I saw the new World War II memorial, and I thought it was very well done. Being around so much history certainly helps you put things in perspective.