You’ve probably seen this image all over the news this week. With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Air and Space Museum has been projecting Apollo 11 on the Washington Monument. If you haven’t seen it in person, it will be projected again tonight and tomorrow, along with other activities at the museum… Continue reading
If you have driven around D.C., you’ve probably seen these strange towers at some point, hidden behind a chain-link fence by Michigan Avenue near the hospital complex. These silos are part of the McMillan Sand Filtration site, a cutting-edge water filtration system when it was built in 1905. It was great for the city, helping… Continue reading
If you walked by the White House anytime in the past hundred years or so, you would have seen pretty much the same fencing. But sometime this summer, construction will start on a new fence that is much taller and will significantly change views of the White House. The current fence is eight feet high,… Continue reading
As Pride Month winds to a close, we are featuring The DC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an organization that serves the District year round. The DC Sisters were founded in 2013, as a branch of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, which began in San Francisco in 1979. They describe themselves as “an order of 21st… Continue reading
It’s hard to film in D.C., with the permits and expenses and logistics. But it is even harder if the film takes place in a different era. We have seen two recent instances in which films have tried to recreate an older D.C., including one last weekend. It’s all about finding the right location. 1940-1944… Continue reading
With Constitution Avenue to its north, the Reflecting Pool to its south, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the west, and the Washington Monument to the east, Constitution Gardens in a surprising pastoral refuge in the heart of our busy city.
The National Mall has seen so much history, from its early days as envisioned by L’Enfant in 1791, to its realization as an open park in 1902. For more than a century, it has been filled with celebrations, demonstrations, and ordinary people enjoying it as a park. One of the most interesting uses of the… Continue reading
The Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square has gone through many transformations since it opened in 1903. The newest version of it opened less than a week ago, featuring an Apple store. Since the building is on the National Register of Historic Places, Apple had to preserve the facade, adding just a small Apple logo… Continue reading
There are many odd buildings and many secretive buildings in D.C., but this building on 8th Street combines both oddity and secrecy in rare form. If you look up along the block of 8th St between D and E Streets, you’ll see some facades that look like a child has drawn them. The full effect… Continue reading
Performing artist Shanna Lim often doesn’t say a word when she works. The silence is intentional. “Words don’t always communicate the emotional aspect,” she explains.