Call it what you want. It was big, it was white, and it certainly turned the city into a winter wonderland that made the ESOTC (Epic Snowstorm of the Century - see here, here, and here) look commonplace. J and I spent much of the day after the ESOTC wandering D.C., mostly down by the National Mall.
This time, we again enjoyed the storm's aftermath by grabbing the camera, strapping on the Yak Trax, and taking to the snow-covered streets. We stayed mostly along Massachusetts Avenue and focused on many of the lesser-known monuments that populate the city (we recommend this site for more info).
We hope you enjoy our photo journey of the "frozen tundra" (said in the NFL Films narrator's voice) of Washington, D.C. (In this case, the role of the frozen tundra is being played by K St. -normally a very busy business corridor).
Yak Trax are awesome but we couldn't help but envy this guy flying up 11th St. on cross country skis.
Either way, they're both better than any of the two-wheel drive options...
Speaking of travel, here's Union Station.
And one of the more drivable downtown streets that is still just a big, white walkway.
Site of the well-publicized Dupont snowball fight. Notice that the fountain and the steps are now no more than a snowy mound.
Thankfully, the fountain survived the battle.
Samuel Gompers looks like he endured a war...
Our favorite church with Edmund Burke in the foreground.
The historical relief sculpture at the base of the Daniel Webster statue.
Finally, after all of the end-of-the-world talk, it is good to know the storm has a sense of humor... (get it? Chile's founding father is chilly)
What did you do during Snowmageddon?