Monday, April 30, 2012

McCrillis Gardens, Bethsda MD

So if you live in DC, and you were in town yesterday, you know what an amazing weather day it was.  And I felt inspired to check out somewhere new, and I visited another place from the recent  "Washingtonian Magazine" hidden gems cover story, the McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda MD.   It's run by the same people who run Brookside Gardens in Wheaton.    McCrillis is a lot smaller, and less to photograph than Brookside Gardens.  

Sunday, April 29, 2012

CSX Train Vs. Metro Train. Guess Who Wins?

If you guess the metro train, you would be correct.  Taken on a beautiful day in Silver Spring, MD!  

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Calvert Memorial Park, Riverdale MD

This park and cemetery is located in Riverdale, Maryland (a few minutes from College Park) and the park includes a small Calvert family cemetery.   Charles Benedict Calvert was a major figure in the establishment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Agricultural College (now the U. of MD.).

For more photographs from the Calvert family cemetery check out my other blog:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA is one of the "61 Hidden Gems" in this months Washingtonian magazine.   The first photograph in this posting was the cover photograph of the magazine.   I like their photograph much better! For more info on the many things to see at this museum, house, and gardens check out their website

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chevy Chase MD Graffiti

Saturday I found this "Under the Bridge" Graffiti @ East West Highway near Beach Drive in Chevy Chase, MD.   I was shooting "nature" and was excited to see something completely different hidden. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hirshhorn Video Art

This 30 minute video runs each night at sunset and goes thru May 13th...  Check out Hirshhorn's web site for more info:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter & Passover, and Enjoy the Nice Weather!

Yesterday, I wanted to stay inside and watch the Masters on TV... However the beautiful weather and desire to go out and shoot something was stronger.   I ended up at take photos at the corner of East West Highway and Beach Drive in Chevy Chase, Md.    And this isn't the best stuff.  On Tuesday, I will show what I found under the East West Highway bridge.  Happy Easter and Passover! 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Shadow on the Mall

When I was out yesterday on The Mall, I grab this cool shot of my shadow!    On Monday, I will post pictures from the video being shown on the front of the Hirshhorn Museum at night!  If you haven't gone yet, it's worth the 30 minutes.   If you want to take photographs, it's best to got right at sunset. If you're just viewing it, wait until it's completely dark!

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Mall Under Construction

Thousands of tourists are in town this week for spring break...  And this is the view they are going to get of the U.S. Capitol from The Mall.   Yes, it's under construction, and the view from many locations isn't pretty.   Guess they will have to buy more postcards with shots before the construction started.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Road Trip: Philadephia's Magic Gardens

South Street in Philadelphia may be known to most people for it's multiple places to get a good cheese steak,  but for anyone who has driven up and down South Street, they probably have seen many buildings with mosaic art work on the side.   And it's a good chance it's by Philadelphia mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar.   On Saturday I visited his mosaic gardens which is described by Wikipeadia as "an indoor/outdoor maze of mosaics inlaid with various pieces of poetry."

For more info check out the Gardens website: