Why You Should Never Wade In the Reflecting Pool at the Washington Memorial

Duck Poop Sunrise

Every so often the Park Service drains the reflecting pool. They say it is for “Maintenance” but mostly what they do is remove the built up duck poop (which is why you never want to wade in the reflecting pool like they did in Forrest Gump).
BTW you can see the WW2 Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Castle, the US Capitol and the Library of Congress in this image. – Mark Baird


Since December of 2013 PJ Lifestyle has been collecting sunrise and sunset photos from contributors, readers, and Instagram. Now we’re going to begin an effort to organize the ongoing collection. New goals:

1. Collect a sunrise from every state in the union.

2. Collect a sunset from as many countries around the world as possible.

3. After getting all 50 states’ sunrises then switch to collecting their sunsets and begin the global sunrises collection.

Updated April 2014: 4. The extraordinary submissions of Mark Baird have inspired a new collection of photographs devoted specifically to our nation’s capital. We’re going to try and organize fantastic sunrise and sunset photos from all the different monuments and scenic views.

The Washington D.C. Collection So Far:

18 Sunrises:

5 Sunsets: