Category Archives: Attractions

Grading Washington’s attractions

Lincoln A+ Capitol A (when open) Arlington National A Mount Vernon A National Cathedral A Museum of Bible A FDR B+ National Archives B+ Vietnam Memorial B+ White House B Jefferson B MLK B World War II B Korean Memorial … Continue reading

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Lily Pond: art for art’s sake, I guess

On this site was the first water to be piped through the streets for city residents. I’ll let you have a moment to absorb all that. The Lily Pond in John Marshall Park at 4th and C Sts. N.W. by … Continue reading

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Christmas comes to Nationals Park

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St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral’s artwork is inspiring

Washington has no shortage of beautiful churches from the National Cathedral to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral on 3400 Massachusetts Ave. NW is perhaps the city’s most colorful church from floor … Continue reading

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Jefferson keeps an eye on Library of Congress

The Library of Congress across the street from the U.S. Capitol was created as a reference library for our politicians. Today, the public also uses it for research. The three buildings are grand to see with their architecture and collections. … Continue reading

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A walk in a French forest . . . kinda

Most people walk through Meridian House and come away impressed with the shear size of the Beaux Arts mansion designed by the renowned John Russell Pope in 1919. Me – I liked the trees in the back. U.S. ambassador Irwin … Continue reading

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Entering the corn

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Rising above Georgetown waterfront

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Free water at Capitol Hill springhouse

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Capitol Hill prime photo spot

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Visiting President Monroe’s Highlands

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Visiting James Madison’s Montpelier

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Free Broadway show coming to Lincoln Memorial

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Who needs a quick laugh?

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Hidden gem on the C&O Canal

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White House gets a new fence

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Three Sisters Islands

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St. John’s Church and Black Lives Matter Plaza

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Fletcher’s Boathouse

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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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