DC’s street trees help absorb carbon, improve air and water quality, provide shade, reduce air conditioning costs, block winter winds and can reduce heating costs, and, some argue, offer psychological and aesthetic benefits as well. More than a third of DC is covered by tree canopy, including about 145,000 street trees. Here are a few that I’m lucky to see… Continue reading
We asked you for your favorite DC shots from 2019, not knowing what to expect. And, we were delighted with the results! Your views of the District were as varied as our city — there are portraits and landscapes; black and white and color photos; images that are stadium huge and still life intimate. You… Continue reading
As the new decade is starting, we want to pause to remember those who have died over the past few years. There’s often both a private and a public component to memorializing the death of people who are well-known or in the news. Here are some public tributes created in D.C. to honor some of… Continue reading
Tweets dominate politics these days, but there was also a day a few years ago when tweets literally dominated Pennsylvania Avenue.
The tweets were printed down Pennsylvania Avenue during the night of May 17, 2012, and remained during most of the next day. Most people walked and drove by the tweets with no idea of why they were there.
Have you grown tired of partridges in pear trees, Christmas stockings, Hallmark specials, and the other ho, ho, hum traditions of the holiday season? If so, why not consider an alternative celebration?
On cold dark nights this December, there’s still a good reason to be outside – D.C. has three great light installations that are free and run all month. Georgetown GLOW Georgetown GLOW, now in its 6th year, features eleven light installations scattered over several blocks and alleyways. Light Yards At Light Yards in Yards Park,… Continue reading
Winding its way through D.C. for miles, Rock Creek Park provides needed respite and relaxation for Washingtonians and a home for over 160 types of birds. Despite the park being surrounded by dense urban sprawl, the deeply forested valleys and stream provide an ideal home for wildlife to flourish. The park is home to both… Continue reading
It’s Black Friday, but instead of going to the madness of big-box stores, come to the charm of the F Street Holiday Market. It’s in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and right outside a Metro stop, so no need to look for parking in the holiday crush. The F Street Holiday Market is… Continue reading
Sadly, the Newseum is closing at the end of the year, so you have just over a month to go see it for the last time. Here are some of the things that we will miss most about the Newseum: Remembering 9/11 This gallery includes the front pages of papers from all over the world… Continue reading
Each year, the nonprofit Honor Flight Network transports thousands of veterans (21,189 last year alone) from all over the country to Washington D.C. to celebrate their service.