Tag Archives: Washington DC

Spanish Steps of Washington

The Spanish Steps of Washington is a mere fraction of its namesake in Rome, but the Kalorama neighborhood marble oasis is a pleasant distraction and often place to rest. Built in 1911 by architect Robert E. Cook as part of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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Will Trump’s inaugural crowd set a record?

Will Donald Trump’s inaugural crowd be the largest ever for a Republican president? Of 23 past inaugural crowds I could find, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and George W. Bush in 1993 were the biggest by a Republican president at 500,000. … Continue reading

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How many will come to Trump’s inauguration?

The election is over (thank goodness) and Washingtonians can go about their lives once more. For a while at least until Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Inaugurations have been a big deal in Washington since John F. Kennedy (above) … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fall in Washington

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Saying goodbye to summer is always bittersweet

I love summer, but by the end I’m ready for its end. The searing heat has worn me down. So have the sweaty tours and sweaty tourists. Beach residents have a saying about summer and tourists — they’re glad to … Continue reading

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The Concert makes you stop

I’ll admit to not knowing much about art, but I know what I like and “The Concert” by Dutch artist Gerrit Van Honthorst made me stop, sit and ponder. The 1623 oil painting hangs in the National Gallery of Art, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Don’t mess with a T-Rex

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5 Must See Smithsonian Exhibits

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5 things to know about the White House

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It’s Redskins season already?

Nothing says football like midsummer heat, but the Washington Redskins open training camp on July 28. It’s the fourth straight summer in Richmond for three weeks of workouts, then comes the preseason and regular season that even includes a game … Continue reading

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National Fire Dog Monument honors arson teams

After looking for the new National Fire Dog Monument every time I drove by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, I walked the area one day. And there it was in plain sight — by the Engine Co. 2 fire … Continue reading

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5 Things To Know When Visiting Washington, D.C.

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5 Must See Places to Visit in Washington

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Alice Roosevelt found in Peacock Alley

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Happy Memorial Day . . . already?

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Vietnam Wall to add 8 names, change 9 statuses

  Eight names are currently being added to the Vietnam Wall of those who were killed in action or died as a result of their injuries during the Vietnam War, which will make the new number 58,315. They are the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Springtime in Washington

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Remembering 151st anniversary of Lincoln’s death

A dozen or so people gathered on the otherwise empty street at 7 a.m. seemingly away from the many commuters entering the city. They would only stay a short time. Both strangers and old friends said hello and waited for … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Scaling the Jefferson Memorial

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