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CEB Tower Observation Deck at Twilight

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Observation Deck at Twilight Photography

If you are sitting on the right side of your plane, you see the Arlington Skyline and then the Pentagon. If you are lucky enough to sit on the left side of the plane, you see all the beautiful monuments and the Capitol on the National Mall. Your view lasts about 30 seconds and then it’s gone! If the plane’s wing is not in the way, you might even get a picture!

Now you can experience that view at your leisure with your feet planted firmly on the ground, and get beautiful pictures at the same time by joining us for this exciting new photo Safari from the 35th floor rooftop Observation Deck of the newly opened CEB Building Tower in Arlington VA, just slightly west of the airplane flight paths.

Come join us for the best view of DC, from the 35th floor Observation Deck of the CEB Tower in Arlington, at twilight. Tripods are allowed and we will be providing lens skirts to help you block indoor reflections as you shout through the huge glass picture windows.

With a discounted group rates available through Washington Photo Safari, you will see 360 degrees for about 50 miles in either direction from windows that are even at a higher elevation than the Washington Monument!

To the Southeast, there is the Pentagon and National Airport. To the northeast, you see the beautiful National Mall with all the monuments. To the north, you see the Kennedy Center, the Watergate complex, the Potomac River, Roosevelt Island, Washington Harbor, Georgetown University and, in the far distance, Washington National Cathedral.

The fee includes admission to the CEB Tower.

This safari is timed to enable you to get beautiful views of the Washington DC area in the “blue hour” of civil twilight and in the black of night, so that you can get the streaks of car headlights and taillights moving across the roads.

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Camera
    • Lenses
    • Extra memory cards
    • Extra charged battery
    • Accessories such as filters, remote release
    • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Chevron down Where to Meet
  • Meet just outside of Rosslyn Metro station exit on N. Lynn Street, Blue/Orange/Silver Lines. Here is a map!

  • Chevron down Your Instructor
  • E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 35,000 amateur photographers – an average of 5 people every day, 365 days a year, since it was founded in 1999. Trained in Paris by a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mr. Luria is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators and has had his images of DC appear in over 100 publications, calendars, and postcards and on 30 magazine covers.