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#MyDCcool Fan Photos of the Month

@rchilt - 'What Absence is Made Of' Exhibit at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum - Free Modern Art Museum in Washington, DC

From gorgeous images of DC’s charming neighborhoods, to breathtaking shots of the monuments and foodie pics guaranteed to make your mouth water, visitors, locals and everyone in between has a DC story to tell.

We’ve asked our InstagramTwitter and Facebook fans to tag their DC pics #MyDCcool, and the results have been incredible. Check out these stunning shots from the last month, including lingering fall foliage lining neighborhood streets, shots inside some of DC’s most popular museums and foodie grams that look good enough to eat. Tag your photos with #MyDCcool, and we might feature you in this space next month!

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Instagrammer @nymigs captured a full moon lighting up the night sky above the U.S. Capitol on a fall evening in Washington, DC. #MyDCcool

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Instagrammer @davidwr_ proves it’s all about perspective with this shot of the Washington Monument taken from the Lincoln Memorial. #MyDCcool

Shades of autumn pop on these Georgetown shops in this photo from Instagrammer @yaprakozakman. The beauty of Georgetown’s cobblestone sidewalks and grand homes are only part of the draw to this tree-lined historic neighborhood. It also happens to be home to some of the city's cutest shops, tastiest restaurants and most luxurious hotels. #MyDCcool

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A spectacular sunrise sets the sky ablaze above the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial in this shot from Instagrammer @joshp_photography. #MyDCcool

Falling down on the National Mall thanks to this shot from Instagrammer @patrickvburton. America's front yard may be known for its monuments and memorials but the National Mall is much more than a lesson in history. East of the Washington Monument lies world-class museums with something for everyone, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the newest addition the Mall’s impressive lineup of museums. #MyDCcool

Sometimes window shopping will get you more than what you bargained for. Like an engagement ring! Thanks to Instagrammer @focusonjoyphoto for capturing this #MyDCcool moment!

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is one of the largest and most expansive collections of American art in the world. With collections spanning from the colonial period to today, including some jaw-dropping video and media art — like this installation, "Electronic Superhighway," shared by Instagrammer @kyledellamura — the museum is also one of the most Instagrammable. #MyDCcool

Instagrammer @michilaf knows @chaiadc is the taco the town. Driven by a despite to build a better food system, Chaia in Georgetown is all about flavorful food with a purpose. #MyDCcool

Shades of fall blanket the U.S. National Arboretum in this shot from Instagrammer @markalanandre. Located just 2 miles from the Capitol in Northeast, DC, the arboretum is an oasis in the city, complete with gardens, a bonsai museum and the original Capitol Columns. #MyDCcool

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Instagrammer @hakayadc shared this powerful photo of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The memorial is anchored by a 30-foot statue of the Civil Rights leader, featuring his likeness carved into the Stone of Hope, which emerges powerfully from two large boulders, known as the Mountain of Despair. #MyDCcool

A stroll down the cobblestone-lined Pearl Street, seen here I this photo from Instagrammer @caitlinmoorephoto, will lead you straight to Pearl Street Warehouse, The Wharf’s cozy venue channeling the Americana vibes of legendary music halls around the country. The harmonious pairings of classic all-American diner fare, craft brews and cocktails make a trip to The Pearl a musical experience you won’t soon forget. #MyDCcool

The light hits the U.S. Capitol at just the right angle to create this stunning shot from Instagrammer @drewfolgmann. You can take a (FREE) guided tour of the Capitol 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm. Monday through Saturday. #MyDCcool

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