Cherry Blossoms

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Le festival national des cerisiers en fleurs est la commémoration d’un cadeau de la ville de Tokyo à la ville de Washington qui remonte à 1912. Le festival attire 700,000 visiteurs chaque année, pendant la floraison des cerisiers, qui dure peu de temps. Cette année les cerisiers étaient un peu en avance, donc on en a profité pour leur rendre visite avant l’arrivée des foules!

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of Japanese cherry trees by the mayor of Tokyo to the City of Washington. More than 700,000 people come to the capital each year to witness the blossoming of the trees, which is quite spectacular. This year, we heard that the blossoms were a little ahead of schedule, so we took advantage of this knowledge to beat the throngs, who are mostly expected for next week-end. We weren’t disappointed:

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monumentnblooms

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melookingatblooms

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branchesbloom

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bloomsms

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