March, Washington DC - 8th and G Street NW
G and 8th NW in Washington DC, by the National Portrait Gallery (Old Post Office Building). See photo enlarged.
Swamp, Roosevelt Island, Washington DC
Washington Monument, and Reflecting Pool
More Hill Building photos, Washington DC
Cranes over Washington DC
Cranes go to Washington DC to meet and find employment.
The Hill Building, Washington DC NW
The Hill Building is located at 17th and Eye Street NW (aka 17th and I street). Now is the location for "The Club Quarters" and "Cafe Soleil," was the headquarters for Williams And Connolly law firm for decades prior to that.
Memorial Bridge, Washington DC
Photo from Ohio Drive NW. View photo enlarged to 1400 pixel width.
Scaffolding around the Washington Monument
March 17, 2013 - The progress on restoring the Monument from the 2011 earthquake damage continues. See the image larger.
Sculpted face above window lintel
15th Street and Constitution. See larger.
"Silver" Star Spangled Banner
National Museum of American History (NMAH)
See photo larger. Photo from inside the NMAH. (For a devastating critique of the Smithsonian American History Museum, see this article by Bruce Cole from the December 2012 New Criterion Journal. For example:
There it sits, rusting away on a base of weed-infested gravel, dwarfed by tall trees masking its silhouette and blocking any view from afar. A worse setting would be hard to imagine. Adding insult to injury, it’s filthy, strewn with trash, defaced with graffiti, and colonized by bird nests.
...The architects of the NMAH deliberately planned the building with little idea how it would serve to order and display its vast and diverse collections. Their idea was to construct an enormous unarticulated interior of 200,00 square feet, a container, for exhibition spaces not defined by fixed walls and ceilings, a void allowing for “flexible” and easily changed displays which created a sense of impermanence that continues to bedevil the museum decades after it was opened. Without a sequential, logical pattern established by rooms and corridors, the visitor meanders aimlessly from one space to another.
Effective museums are built around ideas and planned around the objects they hold and how best to convey their meanings. Good museum design creates architectural spaces that help visitors make sense of what they see. Not so with the NMAH, which is an undifferentiated vessel of three H-shaped floors with a central axis leading to exhibition space on either side."
Photo of the Watergate at night.
Photo - Washington Monument at night, from the base. View enlarged.
Flags around the base of the Washington Monument at night, winter. See enlarged.
Key Bridge in Washington DC
Built by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1917 and 1923.
The snow and ice on the Potomac at the bridge.
Walkway along Constitution
Sunlight by the National Gallery of Art and the Natural History Museum on Constitution Avenue.
Updated April 2013