April is Architecture Month, so we’re taking a look at Brutalism – the style that you either love or hate that dominated much of D.C.’s imagination in the 1960’s and 70’s.
D.C. once had 200 miles of streetcar tracks all over the city. The streetcar system began in 1862, pulled by horses. In 1889, Congress passed a law requiring D.C. to switch from horses to a cleaner system that did not deface the city with overhead wires.
After a terrible year, we’re grateful for the start of spring and the hope it brings. Here are the flowers and birds, and even some bees, that we’ve recently seen out in D.C.
There are so many major events and festivals that we are missing during the pandemic, but there are a lot of smaller events that also have brightened up the city. One of these events is the annual Tweed Ride, where flappers and dandies can be spotted riding through the city.
We sometimes think of D.C. as a liberal progressive city, but its history involves as much segregation as the South. Public schools in D.C. were segregated up until Brown v Board of Education (and D.C.’s similar case Bolling v. Sharpe) in 1954.
For Valentine’s Day, we asked area photographers to tell us what they love about living in the DMV. Among the answers: the artists and performers, the parks, the quirky events, the architecture, unexpected moments, and, of course, the pandas.
Good snowstorms are a rarity in D.C., so people and animals came out to celebrate this week
“Hope” – it’s what we all need in these difficult times. This “hope” is a carving at the Eisenhower Memorial, one of many inspiring words found all over D.C. The surprising thing is that most of the memorial carvings have been done by three generations of a single family, the Bensons.
D.C. puts on a magnificent celebration every fourth year for the Inauguration, but this year is vastly different both because of the pandemic and the security provisions following the invasion of the Capitol on January 6th.
It’s hard to find the words to describe the sorrow and fear in the aftermath of the insurrection at the Capitol, during this time between January 6th and the upcoming Inauguration.