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Gen. Pershing and World War I Memorial

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X marks Deep Throat’s spot

As a journalist in town for more than 40 years, this is my holy ground. A parking garage where secrets that brought down a president were told. Military folks love the World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. Nurses want … Continue reading

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Visiting Congressional Cemetery

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Witherspoon caught at crossroads

Sometimes, the busiest venues can be the worst places to honor past Americans with statues. John Witherspoon is along Connecticut Ave. and N St. N.W. on a spit of land barely big enough for the 10-foot statue high atop a … Continue reading

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John Paul Jones still fighting

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World War I Memorial finally opens

For many years, I’ve passed Pershing Park and with a sigh and wave told tourists that one day the World War I Memorial would be built over the deteriorating site. Finally, it’s opened. Not completed, but enough to remember The … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Lincoln Memorial

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World War II Memorial at dawn

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Sunrise on the National Mall

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Magnolias at Rawlins Park

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Cherry blossom time in Washingto

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The Vietnam Wall

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Clara Barton’s office for missing soldiers no longer lost, too

There seems a certain irony that Clara Barton’s office for missing soldiers was itself lost for 130 years. Seriously, how can office space in the middle of downtown Washington go unseen for more than a century? I could see one … Continue reading

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The White House looking like yesteryear

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Space Shuttle Challenger remembered at Arlington

It’s one of those moments we all remember. The Space Shuttle Challenger exploding just 73.5 seconds after leaving Cape Kennedy on Jan. 28, 1986. An o-ring in the right booster rocket leaking hot gasses that led to the fuel tank … Continue reading

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The General and the White House

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Modern Head requires standing still to catch meaning

I walked past Modern Head several times and didn’t see him. I took this photo and still didn’t see him. But once I looked at the photo in the right angle — there he was. Wow, it sure took me … Continue reading

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Barred photo sites around Washington

Washington is the seventh most photographed city in the world, but some buildings and inside exhibits are barred. The most prominent no-no is the Pentagon because it is a military installation. There are big signs on the perimeter that say … Continue reading

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Hidden photo spot in plain site – Lincoln Memorial

People ask all the time about hidden, off-the-beaten path photos. The funny part is there are so many along the National Mall. The best one is the back of the Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial is the most visited landmark … Continue reading

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Best Lincoln Memorial photo tips

The best times to photograph the Lincoln Memorial are at night and early morning. Otherwise, the overhead sun leaves it looking flat and the evening sun is behind the Lincoln to provide a dark photo. Night photography can be easy, … Continue reading

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