The Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms reached peak bloom this week, a little earlier than expected, thanks to the warm weather. Peak bloom is considered to be the point when 70 percent of the blossoms have opened. They make for a sea of pink and white around the Tidal Basin, a reservoir in West Potomac Park.… Read More Cherry Blossoms Peak in Washington, D.C.!
KILROY WAS HERE The phrase appeared on ships, aircraft, buildings, wherever American servicemen went during World War II. Usually accompanied by a minimalist drawing of a bald-headed, long-nosed character peering over a wall, the graffito went viral before anyone knew the term. Its origins are uncertain, but a popular legend centers around a Quincy-based ship inspector… Read More World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
If you’re heading to Nationals Park for the All-Star Game this month, or to see the Boston Red Sox this week, or any time really, you’ll be visiting a modern ballpark that’s clean and comfortable by stadium standards, with nice views of the Washington monuments from various vantages. Here’s what I’ve learned during the decade that… Read More Top Tips for Visiting Nationals Park
Last week I enjoyed a kind of homecoming as I played tourist in my adopted home city of Washington, D.C. I started off at the National Gallery of Art, where one of my favorite pieces is Vincent Van Gogh’s Vase with Roses: Standing inches from the painting is a brush with greatness. Since it is… Read More Smithsonian Museums