Category Archives: US – Washington, DC

A photography outing of fellow travelers

Our email correspondence pinged across the world. Betsy was in Europe, and I (Beth) was in South America. We wrote of our shared passion for travel, photography, and writing blogs. Since both of us would return to Washington, DC, we … Continue reading

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Antidote to winter gloom

Day after day of overcast skies and cool temperatures signal it’s time to leave Washington, DC. Some people become depressed at this time of year due to shorter daylight hours and holiday frenzy. Our own antidote to the gloom might … Continue reading

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A walk to the wild

We stayed with our friend, Jo, who lives a short distance from the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Since the zoo is free of charge (like all the other Smithsonian Institutions), we often took our daily walk there to see … Continue reading

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A metaphor for living fully

We stood in front of “Roter Gesang” (“Red Song”) by Franz Erhard Walther. Curiosity leads to seeking understanding leads to experimentation leads to mastery. Is this a metaphor for our lives? NOTE: Thanks to The Philips Collection in Washington, DC … Continue reading

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Snapping down Connecticut Avenue

A warm and overcast day in Washington, DC gave us the perfect excuse for a photography walk. We started at Porter Street NW and rambled south on Connecticut Avenue, where it ends at Lafayette Square, across from the White House. … Continue reading

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You’re back – with a splash!

We crossed our fingers when the Renwick Gallery closed two years ago for renovations. Would the Renwick reopen with not much to show for its closing but freshly painted walls and some new exhibits? A week after it reopened we … Continue reading

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A capital day

By accident, we found ourselves in front of the White House. The grey and quiet late morning had few people there – just the usual clumps of tourists trading cameras while the rest of the group posed, families with babies … Continue reading

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