Christmas Carnations

Pale Pink Christmas

Fresh carnations decorate Christmas tree at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, the house museum of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Washington, DC

Fresh pale pink carnations decorate a Christmas tree at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, the house/museum of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Washington, DC.  Post was one of the wealthiest women in the United States in her day. She collected French and Russian art and left her Washington, DC, estate and art collection as a museum.

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On the Road and Rails Again

Union Station Christmas Tree, a Gift from the Norwegian Embassy


Capitol Circles

Interior, Dome, US Capitol, Washington, DC

The current dome on the US Capitol in Washington, DC, is the second dome to grace the structure. Designed by Thomas U. Walter, the dome was influenced by classical European domes; it replaced a wooded dome completed by Charles Bulfinch in 1824. Built between 1854 and 1865, the new dome was made of fireproof cast iron painted to look like stone.   Constantino Brumidi painted a fresco, The Apotheosis of Washington, on a platform above the interior dome’s oculus.

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On the Road Again

Actually, on the rails today. I am headed to New York City. Train just departed from the recently renovated Union Station in Washington, DC.

A weekend trip to see an exhibition at the Metropolitain Museum of Art. The exhibit, Heavenly Bodies, explores the influence of the Catholic Churchon on fashion. It includes a collection of items from the Vatican.

RDP #45 – Kerfuffle

Reason Versus Racism

Abe Takes On Trump, January 21, 2017, Women’s March, Washington DC

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument – With Malice Toward None

With Malice Toward None: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, On the North Wall of the Lincoln Memorial

With Malice Toward None

With Malice Toward None

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