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Wordless Wednesday: One last cherry blossom photo

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Cherry Blossoms are peaking

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Cherry blossoms are coming along

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Oh Jane, we love your magnolias

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Not cherry blossoms, but nearby Jane Magnolias are dazzling

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So when are the cherry blossoms coming?

There’s a hint of color around the Tidal Basin. It’s just a little wisp of red. Maybe I’m making more of it than I should, but spring seems to have finally found Washington after replacing snow with unrelenting rain for … Continue reading

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Time for our spring photo tours

It’s late March. The snow is supposed to stop – right? You know, warm temperatures, cherry blossoms. Winter is over. So we’re starting our spring photo tours on Sunday, March 23 no matter what Old Man Winter says. Actually, it … Continue reading

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5+ Questions with Author Garrett Peck

Ben Franklin once said beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Garrett Peck shows that beer brewers once and still love Washington. In his latest book on Washington history, Peck’s Capital Beer: A Heady … Continue reading

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Invasion of eight graders return

It’s a rite of spring – the eighth graders are back. Normally, I love spring for its tour work after a couple months off, but hate it for the heavy crowds around the National Mall. Believe me, tour guides earn … Continue reading

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Juarez points the way

My first thought was “Oh great, another person telling me which way to go.” But as I sat at a red light near the Watergate I realized here was another of the Latin American liberators. Former Mexican President Benito Juarez … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Cruising down Pennsylvania Ave.

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May I check your bike, sir?

The next evolution in bike riding around the city has come with valet parking for bikes. What? The UrbanScrawlDC newsletter reports the new wave of bike ridership that includes 10,000 daily trips on those red Capital Bikeshare cycles you see … Continue reading

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Time to think about cherry blossoms already?

I know it’s a mild winter so far, but an email about the cherry blossom festival made me daydream over Washington overflowing with tourists hoping to see pink and white blossoms around the Tidal Basin. Actually, now’s the time to … Continue reading

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Christmas market along F St.

  City sidewalks, city sidewalks, dressed in holiday style . . . OK, it’s not the glitz of New York or the charm of some Hallmark Christmas movie of a small town, but the Christmas market along F St. between … Continue reading

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Forgive and forget? Not on your life

The 16-day federal government shutdown has ended. Can I hear an amen? I won’t thank lawmakers for finally coming to their senses, especially that idiot congressman who told a park ranger she should be ashamed for keeping people out of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Food trucks at DuPont Circle

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Wordless Wednesday: Lincoln Memorial under construction

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Shuttering the monuments – disgraceful

I normally don’t write about politics. They are thousands of others who specialize in hate mongering. But I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. Aside being angry over people who like me losing money (most … Continue reading

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Look up at National Archives pediment

I’m a big advocate of looking up when walking around major buildings. It’s amazing what you’re missing at street level. The Recorder of the Archives hangs above Pennsylvania Ave. Author James Goode called it “the finest sculptured pediment in Washington” … Continue reading

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Walking the path of history

Along Pennsylvania Ave., I often tell tourists they’re walking over the same ground that many of our country’s great people have passed over two centuries. Abe Lincoln and John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ok, many walked on … Continue reading

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