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D.C. is often portrayed as a land of monuments and politicians. We want to show you something more. These are the stories that matter to us — about the city, its people, and the lives they lead — sometimes joyous, sometimes sad, often messy, but always interesting.

Photography while social distancing

We’re passionate about photography and documenting the life of D.C., but want to make sure we and others keep safer through social distancing. So here’s what our editors have been creating this week under these new conditions: Rob Klug While the city has shut down around us, life has continued in Rock Creek Park. The…

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Preview of the Eisenhower Memorial

It’s been almost twenty years since the process to create a memorial to Eisenhower started, most of it mired in controversy over the design. For a long time, representatives of the Federal government, various commissions, and the Eisenhower family all hated it, but finally the design was modified and approved, and construction started in 2017….

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The Arboretum in early spring

The Arboretum is one of the great natural treasures of D.C., and this year spring has sprung early. The warm late-winter weather has brought a jolt of life back to the Arboretum. While walking through the many gardens and trails, the first colors of spring are popping out everywhere. Crocuses and snowbells have pushed their…

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Almas Temple

The Shriners are instantly recognizable. But have you ever noticed this facade on K St. by Franklin Square, and wondered what was inside?

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The birth and death of a mural

We’re big fans of the murals in D.C., and love seeing new ones created. Unfortunately, most murals are only temporary, and we have seen some of the best ones come and go. You’ve likely seen this mural as a backdrop to thousands of Instagram photos, but it is vanishing this week. ©Karen Ramsey The mural…

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