Deciphering DC: Water Lilies @ Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

Water lilies
Water lilies

Get over to the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens while there is still time to see the water lilies!

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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

Lincoln Memorial
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

Moongate Garden
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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