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Morning by the White House

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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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Magnolias at the Smithsonian Castle

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Springtime at the Tidal Basin

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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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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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Mary Surratt boarding house now Chinese restaurant

Mary Surratt was one of four people hanged in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865. She was the first woman in U.S. history to be executed despite cries of mercy for such an old woman. Uh, … Continue reading

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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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Making invisible ink

Just mix one-quarter cup of teaspoon and one-quarter cup of water, stir and then apply to paper using a Q-tip. Let dry, then rub dark juice on it with a Q-tip to come alive.

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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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Wordless Wednesday: Grace Episcopal Church

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Dog Tag Bakery – Georgetown’s finest

Reprinted 2018 There’s no shortage of bakeries in Georgetown and no shortage of opinions on which is the best. The long lines outside Georgetown Cupcakes following its TV show a few years ago leads to many tourists stopping by. Their … 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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War of 1812 cemetery marker

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Congressional Cemetery

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Boy Scout Memorial combines past and present

The Boy Scout represents the aspirations of all past, present, and future Scouts throughout the world. He carries a staff that has been taken from the male figure’s branch of peace. The scout wears the traditional uniform of the group … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison and the Haunted Porch?

Gentleman departing the nearby Washington Club tipped their caps to the woman softly rocking on the porch of the corner home – Dolley Madison. Some 168 years later, the late First Lady supposed is still found some nights rocking on … Continue reading

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Religious symbols at Arlington National Cemetery

I often stop during tours at Arlington National Cemetery to point out different grave stones. Over the years, there are many different tales to tell. The Latin cross on the headstone is easy to decipher. The person was a Christian. … Continue reading

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