51 Murals for DC Statehood

51 murals for DC statehood found around the city. Quest completed!

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Worst Closures on H Street NE (Ranked)

A concert at Rock and Roll Hotel (Courtney Marie Andrews – 9/20/18) (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)

Restaurants and bars come and go, which is too bad, as many turn into our favorite places to hang out. Let’s look at some of the least desirable closings on H Street NE in the past 10 years.

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Deciphering DC: Guide to Indigenous DC

Dumbarton Bridge
Dumbarton Bridge (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)

Since today (October 14th) is Indigenous People’s Day, here’s a look at a walking tour exploring the highlights and history of indigenous peoples in DC.

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Deciphering DC: Georgetown Canal Plan (Public Comment Period until 5/11)

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Georgetown Canal Plan (Image from April 4th Public Meeting Presentation)

If you’re following the progress of the Georgetown Canal Plan, the National Park Service (NPS) held the third public meeting on April 4th to present the concept alternatives they’ve developed.

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Deciphering DC: City Views (Paintings by Elaine S. Wilson)

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‘Renovating The Capitol (Closed View)’ by Elaine S. Wilson

Check out these cool plein air oil paintings of DC.

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Deciphering DC: Viewing Stones @ National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

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Viewing Stones @ National Bonsai & Penjing Museum (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)

Exploring DC should be on everyone’s agenda.

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Deciphering DC: National Bonsai & Penjing Museum @ U.S. National Arboretum

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Trees of art!

There are many great and busy places to visit in DC, but the out-of-way U.S. National Arboretum should be added to everyone’s list to visit regularly.

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Deciphering DC: Presidential Memorials

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Jefferson Memorial (Most Photogenic)

What is the most obscure Presidential Memorial in DC?

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Deciphering DC: Lincoln Memorial Likes US States

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Lincoln Memorial at sunset

Have you ever peered at the imposing Lincoln Memorial and wondered why the names of certain states are carved along the outside facade? Or when you step back further and crane your neck, why there are even more states displayed along the very top section (the attic)? Or wondered if the number of columns actually had any significance?

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Deciphering DC: Moongate Garden @ Smithsonian Castle

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One of two gates at the Moongate Garden

Within the Enid A. Haupt Garden (set between the Smithsonian’s Castle and the Freer|Sackler Gallery), rests the not quite secluded, but maybe you missed it, Moongate Garden. And it’s a fantastic little spot for a lunch or a sit.

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Deciphering DC: Inventing Utamaro @ Freer|Sackler

Inventing Utamaro
Sackler Gallery

Not that I try to be trendy (I still haven’t selfied myself in the Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn), but sometimes things I find interesting have a limited lifespan. Those are the breaks.

The exhibit ‘Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered’ has a limited run (until July 9th), so if you’re going to experience it, don’t delay too long.

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