Now that spring is here (most days anyway), we hit the time of year when the visitor train starts rolling into town. Somehow we don’t have many takers from November onwards, but once we hit April and May, interest seems to pick up. I don’t blame them!
And we’re always happy to have them – having visitors always makes you try new things yourself. It’s easy to get into the same routines when you live somewhere and take some of the museums or events or scenery for granted. But having people visit makes you see it through new eyes again.
Not only is the Kastellet and the park around it home to the Little Mermaid (check!), loads of green space, and my personal favorite, a flood of weeping willows, it also is home to it’s own sakura cherry blossom blooms which I didn’t know (though the fact that there is a sakura festival there should have been a giveaway). Somehow I missed that last spring – so for the bloom nutters like myself (it’s the DC thing I tell you), not only is there the cemetery but there is also this Kastellet area. The blooms here are a little lighter in color so it’s as though the trees are coated in little white cotton candy billows. There aren’t as many trees here, and after this weekend’s weather, not sure if there are many blooms either, but such a joy to see one more round of blossoms this year, and you’ll have them nearly to yourself.