Basilica @ Catholic University, DC

A few interior shots of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception  (aka America’s Catholic Church) on the campus of the Catholic University of America in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. This was my favorite moment of the day — A nun and her phone preserving the beauty like any other visitor.  Chinese…

Time-Travelling on the Potomac: Accokeek Farm

Enjoyed a leisurely ferry trip from Old Town Alexandria waterfront to the colonial farm in Accokeek park. We were on the Maryland side of the Potomac River directly across from Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s home. There were living history interpreters playing the roles of farmers, Mr. & Mrs. Bolton, their daughter, and their slave.  Mrs….

Welcome to Murad Khani. Please Touch.

A new Silk Road. That is what artists and artisans are trying to build in Afghanistan. After decades of devastation in Kabul by the Soviets, Mujahideen, Taliban, and the Americans, residents of Murad Khani are reclaiming their culture, history, and arts. The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery of Asian Art is currently exhibiting original art and handmade…

Water Lilies in the Aquatic Gardens

Spent a fun day at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC getting up close to the water lilies. Check out my portfolio for more water lilies.

3 Doors @ Blind Whino

My friend, Chris, recently introduced me to the Blind Whino, an arts club in SW Washington, DC. The building is brightly, boldly, and graphically painted from top to bottom. Here are some of the arched doorways of the Blind Whino. 

Rosslyn White Out

This is where I normally cross the street to go to the metro. Will need to get creative with my travel plans this week.

Missing Road

There is supposed to be a road around this tree.

My name written in Rosslynian

Fun little photo challenge – spell out your name with things, buildings, signs, etc from your neighborhood. These were all taken in the Rosslyn neighborhood with my phone.  Purposefully sized to be used for a Facebook cover photo at some point.

May the Force Be With You

A tiny but vigilant Samuel L. Jackson aka Jedi Mace Windu guarding an antique shop in Washington, DC.