This past weekend, to celebrate yesterday’s US release of Falcon and Loki into the Disney Infinity 2.0 family, I traveled down to Washington, DC with the characters from the Marvel Avengers Play Set for a fun photo shoot throughout the city. Check it out!
United States Air Force Memorial- Arlington, VA
Before getting into Washington, DC proper, we first paid a visit to Arlington, VA, right across the Potomac River from the capital, and home of the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and a few other notable places. One of these places is the Air Force Memorial. Depicting an Air Force Thunderbirds “bomb burst maneuver” with a missing contrail signifying the missing man formation (usually done at funeral flyovers), Falcon decided to pay his respects here.
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)
Also in Arlington, on the north side of Arlington National Cemetery, site the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial due to the famous raising of the flag at Iwo Jima photo that the monument was designed after. Here is where we found Thor.
The Netherlands Carillon
Located adjacent to the Iwo Jima Memorial is the Netherlands Carillon, a bell tower that was given to the United States from the people of the Netherlands as a gift. In the late spring and summer, the gardens around this tower are filled with beautiful flowers. Thor stopped here to visit the tower and the bronze lions.
Next stop was the Jefferson Memorial, located on the Tidal Basin in Washington. Dedicated to the 3rd President of the United States and principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, this is where we found Loki.
From there, it’s a short walk around the Tidal Basin to the Washington Monument, a monolith erected in honor of George Washington, the 1st President of the United States. Hawkeye took a moment here to stand guard.
World War II Memorial
One of the newer memorials in Washington, DC’s National Mall, the World War II Memorial sits between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the east end of the Reflection Pool. Here is where we found Captain America, a WWII veteran himself, paying his respects.
Air and Space Museum
Next stop was over at the Air and Space Museum, were we found Iron Man checking out all of the innovative pioneers that came before him. His favorite, and mine, was the display on Amelia Earhart.
The White House
From there, it was off to the north side of The White House, where we found Black Widow standing watch over the Presidential Family.
Up last is Hulk, who demanded to take his photo in front of the Lincoln Memorial, dedicated to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated 150 years ago this April. Sitting on the banks of the Potomac Rovber on the west end of the National Mall, this is by far my most favorite spot in Washington, DC.
It was also here where all of the Avengers Play Set characters gathered for a picture overlooking the National Mall from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument rising up in the distance.
I hope you enjoyed my little photo journey through some of the sites of Washington, DC with the Avengers. Want to see more Disney Infinity photo shoots? Check out the ones here at DisKingdom and also the ones done previously for Vinylmation Kingdom.
Special thanks to the team at Disney Infinity, who sent me the Falcon and Loki figures in time for this photo shoot. I was happy that I could include them in the shoot to coincide with their release yesterday.
Have a wonderful week everyone.