Monthly Archives: September 2013

Arm of the Seine near Giverny in the Fog

Claude Monet Arm of the Seine near Giverny in the Fog (Bras de Seine près de Giverny, brouillard), 1897 Oil on canvas 36 1/2 x 35 inches At the Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007. Photo © … Continue reading

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The Palisades

Below are photos and descriptions of landmarks from a walking tour of the Palisades District in Washington DC. The tour starts from the Palisades Recreation Center, 5138 Sherier Place NW, Washington DC, GPS = 38.92525,-77.10339. The walk is about 5.75 miles and takes about 2 hours. The surface is a mix … Continue reading

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Commemorative medal

I think this is what an old-fashioned commemorative medal would look like if something like the Nine Years’ War took place today, with Barack Obama as William of Orange. They seem to share a similar self-perception: “IOVI TONANTI” (Jupiter the Thunderous). We’re in for trouble if there … Continue reading

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A walking tour of DuPont and Kalorama

Below is a set of 32 photos with descriptions to accompany a walking tour of the historic DuPont and Kalorama Districts in Washington DC, starting from DuPont Circle. The photos show notable buildings and landmarks in the two districts, mostly drawn from the National Register … Continue reading

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Kits and Colvin

Took a beautiful walk with friends along the Colvin Run Trail, starting from Colvin Mill, at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls, Virginia. The mill is nicely situated as a trailhead, providing plenty of free parking, restrooms and drinking fountains and, during … Continue reading

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