Urbanity and weddings/engagement photos
Streetsblog has a funny piece, "Here’s Why No One Shoots Engagement Photos in the Suburbs." The headline is self-explanatory.
I framed the photo so you can't see the cacophony of the Greenmarket in what would be the foreground.
As Adrian Benepe, former parks commissioner in NYC, said: such a facility brings more activity to the park, provides jobs, etc.
I guess it's customary for some wedding parties to go around DC and have photos taken in front of various monuments.
I got this photo a number of years ago in the vicinity of the US Capitol--a party preparing for their photo. I had somewhere to go, so I didn't follow them to their final photo.