Cherry Blossom Field Trip

Contributing Writer: Samantha Faulk | Images: CCN-

In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City gave the gift of 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. for millions of people to enjoy in the spring and as a symbol of a lasting friendship. This past Thursday, the photography students at Osbourn High School got to experience this awe-inspiring view first hand.  We started off the day with a train ride to L’Enfant Plaza. Our first stop was the ‘Castle’, the first Smithsonian building completed in 1855. Then we traveled down to the Tidal Basin and got to witness the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom.  We embarked further on our journey and took a moment to sit and reflect on the teachings and lasting inspiration of Martin Luther King Jr. while observing his memorial.  We then went to the National Gallery of Art and let the beauty envelope us as we walked through the halls.  Based on the success of these photos, perhaps some of the Osbourn students will have a display in the museum someday. Of course, no trip to D.C. would be complete without a stop at one of the many tasty food trucks to re-fuel our creative energy before boarding the train home.

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