Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Marine Corp Museum, Triangle VA

Statue dedicated to the war reporters

This is beautiful glass window behind the altar at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel.

Officially called "The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center" it has been open since November 2006.   Enjoying a couple stayvaction days in the DC area, I decided to take the drive down to Prince William County and finally check out the museum and it's grounds.  I wasn't expecting all the things to see and photograph outside the Museum.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

8 Hours in NYC

Small statue on the highline, next to the old railroad tracks.

Inside Chelsea Market

Yesterday I posted photos from the Highline..  Today a few more pictures from Chelsea/Meatpacking District from my 8 hours in New York City trip on Saturday!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Walk on The High Line, New York City

Spent eight hours in New York City on Saturday, and a couple hours on The High Line, which now goes up past 30th Street.   In addition to the new section, there is so much to see (and photograph) while walking on the High Line.   The High Line has in the past couple of years become one of my favorite spots to visit in New York!  If you haven't been you should check it out..  Here's there web site for more info: http://www.thehighline.org/ 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

For Rainy Day... Waterlilies (and their for sale)

About 45 minute drive from Washington DC, it's the Lilypons Water Gardens.   It's general store and water gardens that dates back to 1917.     I visited on Saturday, and works out that I posting it on a rainy Sunday in DC!     For more info on the plants (which are all for sale) check out their web site:  www.lilypons.com/

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Silver Spring Pirate doing Stupid Thing with Fire (Video)

Saturday Night outside the "Piratz Tavern" in Silver Spring.   They do a show in the alley and the guys who do it call themselves "Stupid Thing with Fire"   The cool stuff happens about 19 seconds into the video.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Black-Eyed Susan Field in Silver Spring

Off of Fenton Road near East-West Highway in Silver Spring.  UPDATE: I am told these plants are not "mini Sunflowers"  as I originally thought, they are called Black-eyed Susan.   My apologies plant experts who knew that!