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”
Wandering around town and… I found my design counterpart. Continue reading “Around Town: So much to love”
Walking by this Dupont Circle row house, I felt eyes on me. I did a double take at the statue on the balcony, thinking it was a person and not a Greek statue. Continue reading “Around Town: 1825”
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”
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”
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”
The cherry blossoms were supposed to bloom today in Washington, DC. Needless to say, they did not. Instead we were greeted today by Winter Storm Stella.
Washington, DC is on track for an early Cherry Blossom bloom this year (between March 14 and March 17), perhaps the earliest bloom on record.You can get official updates of the anticipated bloom time here.
In anticipation, here are some of my favorite DC Cherry Blossom photos from years past. Continue reading “Around Town: Cherry Blossoms”
Washington, DC, near Dupont Circle. Rowhouse goals, succulent goals.
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