Tag Archives: Washington DC

Happy Fourth of July

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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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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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Museum of the Bible is a real beauty

The first thing you notice upon entering the Museum of the Bible is the ceiling. Sometimes it’s flowers, sometimes it looks like the Sistine Chapel. But, it’s the most amazing video board I’ve ever seen. Turns out that’s just the … Continue reading

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Peak cherry blossom bloom expected March 17-20

The National Park Service expects the peak cherry blossom bloom is March 17 to 20. The Washington Post Weather Gang expects it a few days later. When will they really bloom? Who knows? It’s always a guess. A guess by … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Lincoln Memorial

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Best Romantic Photo Spots

It’s not unusual to see weddings around the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol. Maybe the gardens, fountains, majestic buildings or being in a park draws them, but on a spring day you’ll often see the happy bride and groom … Continue reading

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Best Hidden Gems

Everyone photographs the Lincoln Memorial, White House and U.S. Capitol. Now you’re ready to see some hidden gems around town. The good news is they’re all around us. But if we’re going to rank the best hidden photo gems, here … Continue reading

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Cuban Friendship Urn – we’re friends again

Now that the U.S. has restored relations with Cuba after a half century of the Cold War, the Cuban Friendship Urn reminds us of a time when we were friends. Actually, U.S.-Cuban relations are a little complicated. The USS Maine … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: DuPont Circle art

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Wordless Wednesday: U.S. Botanic Gardens

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Wordless Wednesday: Smithsonian Castle

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Swords to Plowshares at Lincoln Memorial

This mobile bell tower rose near the dropoff zone by the Lincoln Memorial during Memorial Day weekend. It’s patterned after the Memorial Bell Tower by N.C. State University where the bronze door has a panel stating, “And They Shall Beat … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

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Go on tour by yourself (with me)

No, I haven’t been drinking . . . lately. I’ve recorded three audio tours in conjunction with Voicemap.me. Voicemap combines GPS technology with the audio tour so when you come within 30 feet of the site the audio begins playing … Continue reading

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Rock Creek Cemetery markers for memories

Wandering through Rock Creek Cemetery is a lesson is historic architecture. It’s probably the best cemetery in Washington for angels alone. The rich and famous from former Washington territorial mayor “Boss” Shepherd to president Teddy Roosevelt’s iconic daughter Alice are … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Ford’s Theatre

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Remembering Lincoln

It’s a Tweetup, a flash mob to remember Lincoln. Saturday morning saw a trickle grow to 20 people as a man with yellow tulips in one hand and a retriever’s leash in the other placed flowers on the stoop of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pagoda at the Tidal Basin

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Blossoms in bloom

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