You'll be seeing five neighborhoods that tourists often don't visit as well as some of popular places like the National Mall, all while seeing classic DC architecture along the way. I'll take you to more than 15 brutalist buildings in all, and I'll give you history, stories, and photography tips at each one. I'll also throw in some extra DC history as we pass other historic landmarks. I'll bring my camera along as well, and send you videos and candids that I take during the tour. We'll meet at the Washington Hilton Hotel, a famous DC landmark, which also happens to be our first brutalist building. We'll walk down to Dupont Circle and explore a few more buildings before we take the metro to the Judiciary Square area, which is home to a few lesser known brutalist buildings, as well as the most famous. We'll walk across the National Mall where you'll see the Washington Monument and Capitol Building. We'll visit a Smithsonian that was designed by a brutalist architect. We'll then wander around the L'Enfant area, otherwise known as the Federal Graveyard, which is where the last handful of buildings are. We'll finish near the riverfront where you/we can grab a bite to eat or a drink in a cool, new area of town.
I've been living in D.C. for 6 years, and I have unique knowledge as a photographer in the community and as a brutalist architecture lover. Since brutalist architecture gets a 'brutal' reputation, I invoke a more fun loving, passionate vibe into a dull but extremely important part of DC and its history.
I'll bring some waters to keep everyone hydrated!
-I'll provide everyone with metro cards, so no need to get them ahead of time
-I'll bring a camera, gimbal, and tripod
Neighborhoods: Adams Morgan Dupont National Mall Judiciary Square L'Enfant The Wharf Brutalist buildings are spread throughout DC, so you'll see a number of other landmarks such as the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, (the new) Spy Museum, and several Smithsonian Museums, which offers more photography chances.
DC get's very hot in the summer (90+F, 32+C), so I'll bring waters. It rains randomly because we are still a tropical climate, so prepare ahead of time if rain is in the forecast. Also, don't forget you camera!
Photo Tour of DC's Brutalist Buildings