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5 DC Arches That You Need in Your Instagram Feed

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In DC’s federal core, arches, like columns, are inescapable. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t sprinkled throughout the wider city’s architecture, as well. Here are some of the best arch shots we’ve seen.

From the metro adventures. Another story of the "hmmmmm where am I? North East where?"

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If you’re in Fed Triangle right now, just look up—you’re probably under an arch.

Arches and corinthians.

Halls. Passages from one room to another, connecting doorways like wormholes, they are portals, though time and space. They are in between places with no other purpose than to simply pass through. They are home to moments of love, and tragedy, we step into them for privacy or for a second of peace. They always lead to the next step, they are always reliably direct, they will always lead on. Take a moment to appreciate the next hallway you pass through. Take a moment. Enjoy the total clarity of purpose they give you, if only for a second. Then move on . . . #photo #igdaily #fineartphotography #photographerlife #dcphotographers #dc #vsco #photography #fineart #composition #compositionkillerz #picoftheday #aov300k #art #dcphotos #photooftheday #igdc #architecture #architecture_greatshots #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #vscoart #church #nationalcatherdral #igotabehinddthescenestourofthenationslcatbedralanditwasdope #stillsoakingitin3dayslater

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The National Cathedral is open from 10AM most days, and is basically arch-heaven on earth.

Post-restoration, the Main Hall looks the same as it did when it was built 110 years ago.

Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” in nature.

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Rosa joined Washingtonian in 2016 after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. She covers arts and culture for the magazine. She’s written about anti-racism efforts at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, dinosaurs in the revamped fossil hall at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and the horrors of taking a digital detox. When she can, she performs with her family’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.

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