Sligo Creek Running Through the Woods

Sligo Creek is an urban stream returning to a natural state. At least to the extent it can surrounded by homes and offices. Even though it has paved paths, bridges, and parallel drives, it still has places that look fairly…

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Garden Gate at the Corner of 19th and T

Washington, DC, isn’t a dense city even though it has its share of high rise apartment and office buildings. There are still pockets of small town homes, yards, gardens, and gates. A large office building, the Washington Hilton, and a…

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Jefferson Memorial from Across the Tidal Basin

The Jefferson Memorial is one of the less accessible monuments in Washington, DC. It looks out over the Tidal Basin. Cherry trees line the walk around the basin, making it bright with pink blossoms in the spring. It looks like…

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Tree Trunk Contrasting with a Smooth Wall

Walking around a Caribbean island means lots of sun and shadows. Pair that with bright, colorful walls, and you have a recipe for contrasts between light and shade. When the sun is shining through leaves, shadows play across the wall. You…

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Road Through the National Arboretum

The National Arboretum is tucked away in the northeast part of Washington, DC. The Uber driver who had lived in the area for years didn’t know it was there. She thought she was dropping me off in the middle of an…

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National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian’s American History Museum focuses on the history of the United States. When I went there, it focused mostly on the Atlantic seaboard. I’m from Texas, so I was disappointed by its portrayal of the Southwest, but I still enjoyed the trip. The building isn’t…

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