In these difficult times, respite can be found in the natural world, which continues on without knowledge of the pandemic. We have been taking special pleasure in watching the ducklings in local ponds, who are so incredibly cute as they grow and learn.
Binge watch another TV series? Learn a new skill? Clean out closets? Scream into the void? Join another zoom call or happy hour? We have all found ways to occupy time when we would normally have been out and about at museums, sports arenas or concerts, the gym, at restaurants with friends, shopping, and just… Continue reading
It has been nearly a month since the governments of DC, Maryland, and Virginia issued stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, and area photographers are doing their best to capture moments within the constraints of the “new normal.” Some take a photojournalistic approach: showing the masked faces, deserted streets, and empty shelves that were once… Continue reading
D.C. is eerily quiet these days, and one of the sounds we miss the most is the vibrant drumming of Batala, heard at almost all D.C. festivals, marches, and parades. Batala’s mission is “to empower women through drumming and expose people to Brazil’s dynamic Afro Bahian culture and Samba Reggae music.” It’s a non-profit organization… Continue reading
We’ve been under a stay-in-place order for what feels like a long time now, but it is only a tiny fraction of the patience shown by the Peace Vigil, which has remained across from the White House for more than 38 years. The small tent, festooned with signs, is a familiar site to anyone walking… Continue reading
We asked local photographers to share their depictions of the DMV in our time of social distancing. Their tactics for taking photos under the current constraints were clever: some took pictures from their cars or balconies, while others captured moments from a safe distance with long lenses. But even better than their social distance strategies… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
After six decades in service RFK Stadium is set to be demolished. Here is a look back a this landmark in DC sports history.
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…. Continue reading
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… Continue reading