Tag Archives: Washington DC

Photography: tidying up

We believe in tidying up – and that includes our photo library. But, oh, what a time-consuming task that is! We take a LOT of photos as we endlessly travel. If we don’t keep the photo library under at least … 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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Seismic

The upstairs exhibit room at the Renwick Gallery used to be long, narrow, and hopelessly out-of-date. Since it seemed historic (or, to our way of thinking, “stuck in time”), we wondered if it would survive the renovation. One way to find … 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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