Tag Archives: Photo by Rick Snider

The Chilean poet who became his own pen name

Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto wasn’t the first writer to use a pen name. But, not many make it their legal name. The Chilean poet who became a diplomat and politician named himself after Czech poet Jan Neruda in becoming Pablo … Continue reading

Posted in Monuments and Statues | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Jefferson Memorial

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Russian markers in Rock Creek Cemetery

Posted in Monuments and Statues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Light of a courthouse

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

George & Martha Washington with grandkids at Mount Vernon

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Church of the Epiphany

Posted in Attractions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dolley Madison and the Haunted Porch?

Gentleman departing the nearby Washington Club tipped their caps to the woman softly rocking on the porch of the corner home – Dolley Madison. Some 168 years later, the late First Lady supposed is still found some nights rocking on … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Cursed Lincoln?

Robert Todd Lincoln fascinates me. The only son of Abraham Lincoln (please tell me you know who he is) to live past 18 was called “The Cursed Lincoln.” Really? His father was assassinated and Robert’s the one who was cursed? … Continue reading

Posted in Abraham Lincoln, Arlington National Cemetery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: DuPont Circle art

Posted in Monuments and Statues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding my mentor in Arlington National Cemetery

Walking through Arlington National Cemetery touches many emotions, but rarely does it feel personal. The names on stones are of those we’ve never met and seldom heard. As the years pass, I know more people who are buried on General … Continue reading

Posted in Arlington National Cemetery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Bull at Mount Vernon

Posted in Attractions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gold thieves — beware the griffins

Plenty of treasure hunters come to Washington looking for riches, but the guardians are always there to protect our gold. Two Acacia Griffins protect the Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Building at 51 Louisiana Ave. N.W. in the shadow of the … Continue reading

Posted in Monuments and Statues | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Roof work at Mount Vernon

Posted in Attractions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Secret White House entrance is no secret

Is something a secret if everyone that cared to know about it since 1941 indeed knows about it? Visitors often asked about whether there are secret tunnels from the White House. They’re thinking of the 1993 movie “Dave” where a … Continue reading

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Handscaping U.S. Capitol grounds was visionary

Give Frederick Law Olmsted credit — he didn’t miss a thing. When landscaping the U.S. Capitol grounds in 1874, Olmstead wanted to create things that were both aesthetic and functional. The walls were low so the public could see over … Continue reading

Posted in Monuments and Statues | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: U.S. Botanic Gardens

Posted in Attractions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Update: The man with the dog on the Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Memorial’s Wall of Remembrance is often overlooked by passersby concentrating on the statues. But, it has so many great images among the 1,500 that are worth seeing. And the best is for last – the German Shepherd … Continue reading

Posted in Memorials | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Two men carry another while a woman shows compassion. The Red Cross Men and Women Killed in Service statue in the Red Cross courtyard at 17th and D Sts. N.W. is the perfect example of what the organization means. The … Continue reading

Posted on by Rick | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Pizza at Ledo in College Park

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering a soldier’s death – John Rodgers Meigs

A life-sized bronze Union soldier is shown atop his grave just like this final moments were spent. It’s pretty dramatic in Arlington National Cemetery filled with overwhelming memorials. John Rodgers Meigs was the third generation of a proud military family. … Continue reading

Posted in Arlington National Cemetery | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment