Category Archives: District of Columbia

Crab sex on the DC Wharf

One of the first places I got to see in Washington DC during my visit last year was the Wharf on Maine. I’d left all my gear back at the apartment I was staying in, because I was helping my … Continue reading

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Multiverse

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is enormous. It has such an extensive collection of art that it requires two buildings to contain its treasures; the East and West Buildings. You can get from one building to the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

In honour of Martin Luther King Day, I thought I’d post a few photos from my visit to his memorial in Washington DC on a hot summer evening last year. The granite from which the statue of Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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Catacombs and Old Byzantium II

Still dazed by the Byzantine glory of the Franciscan Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, I followed the guide as he led the way down to the Lower Church via a staircase off-limits to the general public. The archway above the staircase was emblazoned … Continue reading

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Catacombs and Old Byzantium I

On a quiet hill in the Brookland neighbourhood of Washington DC, there is a hidden architectural and historical gem; the Franciscan Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre. The Franciscan order was established by Saint Francis in the 12th century, and in 1342 … Continue reading

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Travel theme – tradition

When I was in Washington DC I discovered a beautiful little monastery hiding in the Brookland neighbourhood. The secrets of the interior are the subject of my post Catacombs and Old Byzantium I, but the grounds of this beautiful monastery … Continue reading

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Folklife, tombaks and kamanchas

As is often the way on my travels, I didn’t have an agenda for my visit to Washington DC other than catching up with a dear friend and seeing the fireworks. My friend’s brother mentioned that the Smithsonian were holding … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Night

I went to Washington DC to visit a friend and experience July 4th in the nation’s capital. On the night of July 4th, we celebrated at a rather fancy do on a rooftop in Georgetown, with a catered buffet, cocktails … Continue reading

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