General Philip Sheridan Statue

Appearance and Location As I walk around the city, I am on the lookout for pleasant places to stop and rest. The statue of General Sheridan in the Sheridan traffic circle is one such place. Located on Massachusettes Avenue along Embassy Row, the circle is conveniently located while remaining quiet and peaceful. The traffic circle …
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Five Film Festivals in DC

DC is home to many amazing cultural experiences, including a multitude of film festivals. Below five of these festivals are listed. AFI Docs This film festival is hosted by the American Film Institute and shows documentary films. The documentary films featured are produced both in the US and around the world. DC Independent Film Festival …
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Stores Near and Along Connecticut Avenue

Second Story Books The books at Second Story are just waiting for you to take them to their second home. The store boasts all genres of books and has a sizeable foreign language section. Additionally, they sell art, prints, CDs, and DVDs. Quality used media of any kind is likely to find a home at …
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Washington Monument 2019

History The Washington Monument memorializes George Washington, commander of the Continental Army and first President of the United States. Even during his own lifetime, George Washington became a symbol of patriotism and civic duty. The memorial was a manifestation of this. Robert Mills designed the original plan for the Washington Memorial. His designed featured an …
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Taras Shevchenko Memorial

Location and Aesthetic The statue dominates a traffic island by the corner of P St and 22 St. A series of shallow steps lead up to two works. The first is of an imposing man in a long coat stepping forward with his right foot. The pedestal beneath him explains the reasoning for the statue’s …
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Eclectic Shopping at Dupont Circle

Today’s blog highlights some of the wonderful shops located near Dupont Circle Metro! Jenni Bick Custom Journals Jenni Bick is a haven for stationery lovers. The shop sells paper, journals, and writing implements of all kinds. However, it has a focus on custom and leather journals. The leather-bound journals are gorgeous. They feel hefty when …
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National Prayer Breakfast

The National Prayer Breakfast provides a forum for U.S. and world leaders to gather together and discuss their faith. The day is marked by a series of meetings and events that guests can attend. The highlights of the event are speeches by two keynote guests. The first is usually the U.S. president, while the second …
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Shall Not Be Denied

The upcoming year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being signed into law, which secured women’s right to vote. One exhibit that marks this milestone is ‘Shall Not Be Denied: Women and the Right to Vote,’ currently on display at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is already a must-see …
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