Purple Flowers Spilling over a White Wall

Walking around Victoria, BC, you’d think you were in an English town. Except perhaps with a bit too much sun. But there are neat gardens and well-manicured lawns. Small walls. Purple flowers flowing down. Managed chaos. Even double decker buses.…

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A White Flower Climbing a Red Brick Wall

Even amongst concrete sidewalks, brick walls, and asphalt you can find life. A little soil, some rain and sunlight. That’s all you need to get a beautiful flower. In this case, a white flower that stands out against the solid…

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Wall and Window of Fort Frederik

Fort Frederik is a Dutch fort in Frederiksted on St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was one of the first (if not the first) foreign outposts to salute the United States as an independent country. The fort…

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Gallery at Union Station

Union Station is one of several stations in Washington, DC, that serve as transportation hubs. Like other “union” stations, several train companies together built the station as a shared terminal. Today, Union Station serves Amtrak, MARC, VRE, and Metro (Red line) trains. It’s easy to…

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Silver Spring Library – Outside Ceiling

The Silver Spring Library, part of the Montgomery County library system, moved to a new building in downtown Silver Spring. Along with the library, new apartment and condominium buildings are under construction. The downtown area is home to Discovery Communications and NOAA, so…

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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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