Last week the Washington Monument reopened for visitors after an earthquake in 2011 caused more than 150 cracks in the structure. I remember feeling the quake even here in Raleigh 250 miles to the south. My daughter recognized it immediately. "Earthquake!!!" she yelled. I thought it to be just a large truck that went by the house. Back in 2012, the family went up to DC to see my wife's sister and do a little sightseeing. I had forgotten about the scaffolding that was being built up around the monument, but fortunately a fog bank rolled in early one morning and I was able to capture the monument without seeing any of the scaffold that was already halfway up the structure. Made for a nice image.