Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Letters S or T

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is designed for subjects that start with the letters S or T. I dug into my photo archives for this one… back to the afternoon in summer 2015 that I stumbled upon a group of swing dancers in Washington, DC’s historic Dupont Circle. Continue reading “Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Letters S or T”

Around Town: Remembering History

I played “tourist” in my city of Washington, DC this week, and re-visited some monuments on the National Mall. I’ve visited the Lincoln Memorial no less than a dozen times, each time noticing new details with a fresh eye, like the Angel of Truth Mural above Lincoln’s engraved speech.  Continue reading “Around Town: Remembering History”

Around Town: Blagden Alley

Tucked away in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest DC is a pair of twisting alleyways that date back to pre-Civil War times: Blagden Alley and Naylor Court. The beautiful Victorian rowhouses on the outward-facing part of the block housed upper-class Washingtonians, while the alley-facing buildings housed mixed-race working class professionals. Continue reading “Around Town: Blagden Alley”

In Bloom

It was a flower-filled weekend. The Cherry Blossoms opened this weekend in Washington DC’s Tidal Basin. They also opened on the trees outside of my apartment.

This year, the trees were not their usual bright and fluffy pink, having lost half of the blossoms in a freeze/winter storm a few weeks ago. The trees, from afar, are a muted pink with splotches of brown, where the dead blossoms still hang.  Continue reading “In Bloom”

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Letters C or D

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is designed for subjects that start with the letters C and/or D. Oh, the possibilities!

This is one of my favorite city views, in one of my favorite cities.

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CITY view, from COIT tower; San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

You can take an elevator to the top of Coit Tower to get 360 degree views of the City by the Bay. If you face West (as in the photo directly above), you are greeted by views of North Beach (Little Italy) and the Golden Gate Bridge. Face South (as in the very top photo) and see the Embarcadero, Financial District, and the Bay Bridge.