Come join us for the best view of DC, from the 35th-floor Observation Deck of the CEB Tower in Arlington, at twilight.
The CEB Tower on a Full Moon
Get ready to see 360 degrees for about 50 miles in either direction from windows that are even at a higher elevation than the Washington Monument!
The 12,000 square foot CEB Tower Observation Deck has two levels, one is an outside level with huge 10 feet tall and 3 inch thick glass panels designed to keep you from falling down into the city but, as a favor to photographers, they have graciously put 3-inch wide gaps in between the panels that are just wide enough for a camera lens to look through and get an unobstructed view of the city!
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.
And The Observation Deck also features a clever ” Windows Into History” display, with touch screen displays of famous and not so famous people who have shaped the history of the area. For example, when you look out the window at the Watergate complex, the display tells you the story of the Democratic National Campaign Committee secretary who discovered that some of her files were missing in 1972.
- What to Bring
- Extra camera battery
- Remote Release
- Extra memory cards
- Where to Meet
Meet just outside of Rosslyn Metro station exit on N. Lynn Street, Blue/Orange/Silver Lines. Here is a map!
- 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.