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Reflections on the Metro. May 5th, 2012.

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    Reflections on the Metro. May 5th, 2012.

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  2. dendroica:

The blooming of the cherry trees in Washington, D.C., attracts millions to view the delicate blossoms every spring. One of the visitors last year was New York resident Marisa Campbell. “I leaned against this tree, looking up, to get a different view,” Campbell writes. She used a Canon 7D and a 24-70mm lens. (via Photo of the Week: Pretty in Pink - National Wildlife Federation)

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    The blooming of the cherry trees in Washington, D.C., attracts millions to view the delicate blossoms every spring. One of the visitors last year was New York resident Marisa Campbell. “I leaned against this tree, looking up, to get a different view,” Campbell writes. She used a Canon 7D and a 24-70mm lens. (via Photo of the Week: Pretty in Pink - National Wildlife Federation)

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United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC. April 4th, 2012.

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    United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC. April 4th, 2012.

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United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC. April 4th, 2012.

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    United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC. April 4th, 2012.

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  5. dendroica:

Untitled-2 by Natalia Esina on Flickr.
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You’ll seldom find a more gnarled, knobbed or bent-over bunch of geezer trees than these ancient Yoshino cherries lining a short stretch of the Tidal Basin. It’s an orchard of gnomes and trolls, a grove of exhausted old- timers boasting all the upright rigor of melted candles. And yet, stand back. The “originals” are about to bust a bloom. For the 100th spring in a row, it’s showtime for the survivors of the first 3,000 Japanese cherry trees planted here a century ago this month. The number of alums from the Class of 1912 is down to a few dozen, most of them bunched in this little forest of the wizened next to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. They are living relics of history’s greatest diplo-botanical goodwill gesture, and they’ve borne a century of witness to a transformation they helped to spark: the emergence of Washington as not just a powerful city but a beautiful one. “The first cherry trees helped crystallize an image of what Washington could look like,” said Thomas Luebke, secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and one of the watchdogs of Washington’s core handsomeness. “It’s remarkable that some of the original trees are still with us.” (via Washington’s century-old cherry trees: wizened but still able to bust a bloom - The Washington Post)

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    You’ll seldom find a more gnarled, knobbed or bent-over bunch of geezer trees than these ancient Yoshino cherries lining a short stretch of the Tidal Basin. It’s an orchard of gnomes and trolls, a grove of exhausted old- timers boasting all the upright rigor of melted candles. And yet, stand back. The “originals” are about to bust a bloom. For the 100th spring in a row, it’s showtime for the survivors of the first 3,000 Japanese cherry trees planted here a century ago this month. The number of alums from the Class of 1912 is down to a few dozen, most of them bunched in this little forest of the wizened next to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. They are living relics of history’s greatest diplo-botanical goodwill gesture, and they’ve borne a century of witness to a transformation they helped to spark: the emergence of Washington as not just a powerful city but a beautiful one. “The first cherry trees helped crystallize an image of what Washington could look like,” said Thomas Luebke, secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and one of the watchdogs of Washington’s core handsomeness. “It’s remarkable that some of the original trees are still with us.” (via Washington’s century-old cherry trees: wizened but still able to bust a bloom - The Washington Post)

  7. gesteves:

Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC. February 12th, 2012.

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    Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC. February 12th, 2012.

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Err… I can’t remember where this was taken, exactly. It’s somewhere in Federal Triangle, Washington, DC. July 6th, 2011.

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    Err… I can’t remember where this was taken, exactly. It’s somewhere in Federal Triangle, Washington, DC. July 6th, 2011.

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