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Wordless Wednesday: FBI style is called Brutalism – really

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The poet of New Spain

Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651-1695) was considered the poet of New Spain in the late 17th century when women were forbidden to read or write in her hometown just outside Mexico City. Sister Juana was renowned for her theological … Continue reading

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Flashback: Finding my own monumental tree

(Reprinted from Jan. 14, 2011) I have a family member buried in Arlington National Cemetery. I never knew him. Never knew of him until researching my family tree. But, Fallas Broche, my maternal grandfather’s brother, is among the 330,000 buried … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon slave quarters

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Flashback: Crossing the Wilson Bridge on foot

(Reprinted from my former blog – TheRickSniderReport.com on Jan. 9, 2011) The new Wilson Bridge was the best billion dollars ever spent in my opinion. I smile every time I drive over it with no backup at all during rush … Continue reading

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The Wharf is a gem

OK, it took me six months to see the new Wharf in Southwest, but what a fine place it has become under the new development. The Anthem serves as the anchor of the waterfront project. It’s a nightclub of touring … Continue reading

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Dockside on The Wharf

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Men of science in Museum of the Bible

It would seem a strange sight at first. Men of science in the Museum of the Bible. But, the displays show the two are not incompatible. Galileo is shown with his telescope. The 17th-century scientist is known for saying the … Continue reading

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Crowds bloom as cherry blossoms peak

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A different view from the water

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Cherry blossoms at dusk

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Walking through Lafayette Park

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Cherry blossoms hit peak bloom

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My favorite cherry blossom photo . . . so far

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Japanese Magnolias always underrated

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Best photo locations for cherry blossoms

The time of day you’re photographing cherry blossoms determines the best place to photograph them. Many serious photographers arrive at dawn to avoid crowds and get that sunrise shot. The best spot is along the Tidal Basin by 15th St. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Rev. Graham at the Museum of the Bible

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Personally, Japanese Magnolias > cherry blossoms

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Remembering Charles Davis at Arlington National Cemetery

It’s easy to miss things in Arlington National Cemetery. Most people want to see the changing of the guard and the eternal flame of John F. Kennedy’s grave. It’s already a long walk so they don’t see much else. Those … Continue reading

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The coolest monument in Arlington National Cemetery

I’ve seen probably 95 percent of Arlington National Cemetery and Section 1 in the back is my hands-down favorite. You never know what you’ll find among hundreds of ornate markers. Leave it to a sailor to have a breath-taking marker … Continue reading

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