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Wordless Wednesday: Georgetown’s old charm

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Motherland hugs the American Red Cross

In appreciation of U.S. aid to Armenian earthquake victims, sculptor Friedrich Sogoyan created an oversized mother hugging her child based upon a woman who survived several days in the rubble with her child. The Dec. 7, 1988 earthquake killed more … Continue reading

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Sunset at the World War II Memorial

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Where the gossip grew along Embassy Row

Welcome to the home of the other “Washington Monument” as Alice Roosevelt Longfellow was called. The oldest daughter of president Teddy Roosevelt, she lived 96 years and they were very colorful years. Alice once said, “If you can’t say something … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Arlington National Cemetery

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Finally, an honest man in Judiciary Square

How many statues are there of Abraham Lincoln around town? That’s a good question. And, I don’t know the answer. What’s special about this one in front of the D.C. Court of Appeals (Lincoln was a lawyer, after all) is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Freedom Plaza

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Octagon House – when six equals eight

                  I have driven past the Octagon House hundreds of times because my wife worked on the same block for 30 years. I never knew its full story; just that it was … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Willard

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Happy Labor Day

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A picture’s worth a thousand words

Probably 90 percent of visitors at Arlington National Cemetery walk through the middle of the 660 acres to John F. Kennedy’s Eternal Flame and then cross over to the Tomb of the Unknowns for the changing of the guard. Some … Continue reading

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The Embassy Row Lady and the Curse

The Indonesian Embassy was once the home of Evalyn Walsh McLean, whose Irish immigrant father hit it rich as a gold miner. This 3 1/2-story brick mansion trimmed with three bands of limestone and a red tile roof was the … Continue reading

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