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St. John’s Church and Black Lives Matter Plaza

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Guardians of the First Amendment

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Fletcher’s Boathouse

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Visit Francis Scott Key Park

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Water’s back in C&O Canal

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Rainy day in Georgetown

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Climbing the Exorcist Steps

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Men of science in Museum of the Bible

It would seem a strange sight at first. Men of science in the Museum of the Bible. But, the displays show the two are not incompatible. Galileo is shown with his telescope. The 17th-century scientist is known for saying the … Continue reading

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A maze of sunflowers

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Vaquero unleashes a wild ride

It is a moment of madness. The Mexican-American cowboy with his gun raised skyward and his horse appearing earthbound trying to buck the rider. Vaquero captures one wild moment. Outside the American Art Museum-National Portrait Gallery on F St. between … Continue reading

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Ranking U.S. Presidents

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Pax River at sunset

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The coolest monument in Arlington National Cemetery

I’ve seen probably 95 percent of Arlington National Cemetery and Section 1 in the back is my hands-down favorite. You never know what you’ll find among hundreds of ornate markers. Leave it to a sailor to have a breath-taking marker … Continue reading

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Two-Piece Reclining Figure is one different approach

That Henry Moore was quite a character. The British sculptor’s “Two-Piece Reclining Figure” by the Hirshhorn Sculpture Gardens on 7th and Jefferson N.W. is one of 7 bronze copies that is supposed to be someone lying down. You may have … Continue reading

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Window shopping in Georgetown

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When JFK proposed to Jackie

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Best ice cream stand around town

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Romantic spot in Georgetown

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Pizza and Pigskins Tour

At long last, my Pizza and Pigskins Tour begins June 26 and runs through December. We’ll tour Georgetown for 30 minutes and then stop for lunch featuring the best pizza in town. See Our Tours above for details.

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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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