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Tag Archives: Washington D.C.
It’s not often a beautiful park is overshadowed by its neighbor, but Montrose Park at 30th and R Sts. NW has to be compared with adjacent Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. Well, Dumbarton charges and Montrose is free and more of a … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s amazing how many places I’ve never been to in 52 years of living in Washington. It’s a combination of so many things to see, laziness and not knowing about the sites. I’ve heard of Dumbarton Oaks and its … Continue reading
Maybe it’s ironic that the man who wrote “Paul Revere’s Ride” is remembered in the middle of a busy intersection. A bronze statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is at Connecticut and M Sts. N.W., one of the busier crossroads in … Continue reading
I see all the double decker busses cruising the streets with visitors listening to a tape or a driver trying to point out buildings while dodging traffic and I think, “Those people are getting short changed.” Now I like double … Continue reading
Why was Robert Todd Lincoln called “The Cursed Lincoln?” After all, he was the only of Abe Lincoln’s four sons to live past the age of 18. He was saved from death after falling off a train platform by a … Continue reading
The cherry blossoms took their sweet time coming this year and it seemed to build up a following. I’ve never seen so many people around the Tidal Basin over the past week. It was like the Fourth of July at … Continue reading
Growing up in Washington, I took the cherry blossoms for granted. It was just something that happened every spring. No big deal. Didn’t everyone have them? Well, I learned their value when becoming a tour guide. Like gold falling into … Continue reading
OK, let me mess with your mind. One of the stories of the Lincoln Memorial is Robert E. Lee is in the back of Abe’s hair looking at the Southern general’s mansion across the river. It makes for a good … Continue reading