Music and Harvest

June 30, 2006
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This bronze sculpture, by James Earle Fraser, is one of four erected in 1951 at the eastern end of Memorial Bridge. The sculptures were all cast and gilded by Italy as a gift to the United States. On the other side of Pegasus is a woman with a harp.

Photograph and post by Marie McC of Alexandria Daily Photo.


Crystal City

June 29, 2006
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Crystal City’s 23rd Street has a lively restaurant district with an international flavor. Over a dozen different styles of cuisine from all over the world can be found in a one-block area. Crystal City is an unincorporated suburb of Washington DC near the Pentagon in Virginia.

Photograph and post by Marie McC of Alexandria Daily Photo.


Apartment Building Doorway

June 28, 2006
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Passante had prepared posts for me to publish during her vacation. Today I discovered there is a Blogger setting we didn’t know had to be activated, so now I can’t access the posts she intended for me to put online. Fortunately, we live in the same area and I have a few Washington photos in my back pocket, so I’ll still be able to cover for her while she’s away. And you’ll get to see her photos in ten days.

Meanwhile, this is a doorway to an apartment building in Southeast Washington, DC. I thought the detail above the door quite attractive.

Photograph and post by Marie McC of Alexandria Daily Photo.


Must be the season of the witch

June 27, 2006
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When I walk into the Alexandria Central Library (see yesterday’s post), I feel as if I am walking under a giant witch’s hat.

I am off to England and France for 10 days, and in my absence, Marie McC of Alexandria Daily Photo will be posting for me. I’ll be back on July 8.

And if you didn’t get the reference in the title


Alexandria Central Library

June 26, 2006
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The Charles E. Beatley Jr. Library—the central library in the Alexandria system—seems to be a building people either love or hate. I belong to the first group. The library is named for a former mayor of Alexandria.


Smithsonian Castle

June 25, 2006
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What’s now known as the Castle was the first building of the Smithsonian Institution, designed by James Renwick Jr., and completed in 1855. Today it houses the administrative offices and an information center where visitors can watch a video orientation to the Smithsonian museums.


Bells

June 24, 2006
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The Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carillon, seen from the National Gallery of Art East Building.

I’m delighted to welcome Marie McC of Alexandria Daily Photo as a team member on Picturing Washington. Marie and I not only blog in the same area (since Alexandria, Va. is part of the Washington, DC metropolitan area), but we discovered we also live in the same neighborhood.