Tag Archives: Washington DC

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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Springtime and the living is easy

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Time for a stroll among the blossoms

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Blossoms time at the Tidal Basin

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It’s big bloom around the Tidal Basin

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Cherry blossoms best near FDR

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Here comes big bloom

Friday morning was the last frigid one until next fall and the cherry blossoms have survived. Big bloom should be late Saturday or Sunday. It won’t be the usual eye-popping show with reportedly 50 percent of blooms ruined by recent … Continue reading

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Life in a fishbowl

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