Many people took up bird-watching during the pandemic, but have you tried oding, which has been dubbed the new birding? Oding is the art of spotting dragonflies, a fascinating insect that was flying around earth even before the dinosaurs. There are lots of places to see dragonflies in D.C., but the first place to go… Continue reading
In the United States, we talk frequently about freedom, especially around Independence Day. We asked photographers from the DMV to send us images that represent freedom to them.
The Fourth of July is perhaps the biggest holiday in D.C. – but in addition to the celebration, there’s also a recognition of the lack of the full promise of freedom for all. We saw a lot on the Fourth, both celebrations and demonstrations. Starting with the celebrations, the iconic fireworks were viewed by huge… Continue reading
We knew it was coming, but not exactly when.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery. The holiday began in Galveston,Texas in 1865, but this is only the second year that it has been observed as a Federal holiday. There were celebrations and reflections throughout D.C. – here are a few of them: Chocolate City Festival Organized by the civil rights group Harriet’s Wildest Dreams,… Continue reading
After the Pride festival weekend was cancelled in 2020 and limited in 2021 due to the pandemic, we are delighted that the full festivities came back last weekend, as huge crowds watched the parade and attended the festival. Pride Festival The day after the parade, the Pride Festival took over Pennsylvania Avenue. In view of… Continue reading
This past Saturday, there was a heart-breaking repeat of the 2019 March for Our Lives.
As the country reels from the non-stop waves of gun violence, there’s a temporary National Gun Violence Memorial on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
The Lincoln Memorial is central to the cultural, political, tourist, and recreational life of D.C. It’s just reached its 100th anniversary, serving as the site of many historic events along with daily crowds.
After decades of scarcity, our national bird can now be seen frequently in our nation’s capital.