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Focus USA: The Watergate

November 07, 2016 - The Watergate in Washington D.C. I´ve just been browsing through my Washington pictures and I realized that there a...
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Zeitperle: Taras

September 05, 2016 - Taras Shevchenko in Washington D.C. 22nd and P Streets, Washington D.C. Following my post on R...
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Focus USA: Franklin D. Roosevelt

January 07, 2015 - Thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Germany is the thriving democracy that it is today. He helped defeat Hitlers dark visio...
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Rückblende: 2014

December 30, 2014 - This is going to be a longer post, not because I´ve decided to write more than usual, heavens no, it´s just that I´m pos...
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Focus Photography: Addition to Congressional Cemetery

November 26, 2014 - In addition to the recent blogpost about Congressional Cemetery, I´d like to post these two pictures to show the difficu...
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Focus USA: Congressional Cemetery

November 23, 2014 - Congressional Cemetery is surely one of the least visited great attractions of Washington D.C. I don´t exaggerate when I...
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Close to Home: Our New Temporary Neighborhood

June 30, 2014 - Subsequent to my previous article about moving, this one is about our new temporary neighborhood. When moving every coup...
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Close to Home: Public Viewing

June 29, 2014 - The German Embassy in Washington D.C. organized a public viewing on of the most popular public spots in town: The Dupont...
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Close to Home: Washington Union Station

May 30, 2014 - Washington´s Union Station - a landmark strongly rejected and ignored by local residents and tourists. Rejected not as a...
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Close to Home: A Walk Through Washington

May 18, 2014 - One of my favorite pastimes is to simply walk trough Washington. It´s almost always rewarding, getting to know new neigh...
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Close to Home: Ben´s Chili Bowl

April 21, 2014 - Since 1958 this has been a Washington landmark, attracting the famous and wannabes, it appeared in movies and documentar...
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Close to Home: Building Museums Light & Shadow

March 15, 2014 - The Building Mueum is one of the most impressive buildings in Washington D.C., at the same time it is probably one of th...
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Close to Home: Walking along Wisconsin Avenue

March 14, 2014 - This day was one of the more bleaker days of this long ongoing winter. But even on a bleak day there is something to be...
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Close to Home: Awkward Architecture

March 10, 2014 - There is a lot of awkward architecture around. Conference centers, trade centers, convention centers, exhibition halls,...
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Close to Home: A walk around the Capitol

March 06, 2014 - For people living in the Washington D.C. area, the Capitol is just another landmark. Sometimes Congress gets work done h...
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Close to Home: A walk through Mt. Pleasant

February 26, 2014 - The Mt. Pleasant neighborhood is as diverse as any interesting quarter of DC, outside of the haven of upper Northwest an...
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Close to Home: Katzen Arts Center

February 11, 2014 - Very often we drive or walk past buildings, compounds or even whole streets of houses without giving them much notice. T...
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Close to Home: Frozen Potomac

February 11, 2014 - A series of cold nights, and a few chilly days too, have led to the complete freeze-over of the Potomac. For me it was a...
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Close to Home: Suburbia

February 02, 2014 - Great parts of the Washington D.C. suburban landscape are devoid of life, or rather, cultural life of some sorts. Of cou...
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Close to Home: Views from Key Bridge

January 29, 2014 - Sometimes even mediocre weather is all right for a little excursion into what-shall-we-do-today territory. In this case...
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Close to Home: Big news - a cold day in Washington

January 25, 2014 - We have a period of cold weather in the greater Washington D.C. area. Temperatures dropped into the single digits at tim...
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Close to Home: Freer Gallery

January 20, 2014 - The Freer Gallery is one of the smaller Smithsonian Museums, attracting a smaller crowd than the big shot Mall Museums....
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Close to Home: Similarities

January 20, 2014 - As I was going through some photos of downtown DC, I discovered these two pictures. My photos are organized chronologica...
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Close to Home: Washington D. C. Sculpture Garden

January 18, 2014 - The Sculpture Garden in Washington D. C. is part of the Smithsonian Institution´s National Gallery of Art. It´s nice to...
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Close to Home: The dying Gaul, or: the celtic connection

January 07, 2014 - It´s really crazy how sometimes seemingly unrelated things appear to be interconnected. A couple of days ago I posted a...
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Close to Home: Scenes - Szenen

January 03, 2014 - Whiplash in the Gallery The many wonderful museums of Washington D.C. are very fascinating and offer many opportunities...
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Close to Home: Folger Shakespeare Library

January 02, 2014 - If you ever have some research to do on William Shakespeare you´d better be in Washington D.C., because here you will fi...
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Close to Home: Washington Monument

December 17, 2013 - At a height of 555 ft (169 m) the Washington Monument is difficult to miss. Due to the height restriction for buildings...
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Close to Home: Newseum

December 16, 2013 - Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, Petition - First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of 1791 The Newseum can...
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Close to Home: Händel`s Messiah

December 11, 2013 - The pre-Christmas Advent season is the right time to go see and hear Händel´s Messiah. A great piece of music, ever so i...
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Close to Home: Roosevelt Island

December 03, 2013 - Roosevelt Island is one of the most interesting places in Washington D.C. when it comes to unusual perspectives. First o...
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Close to Home: Library of Congress

November 12, 2013 - ENGLISH Recently I have applied for and gotten the reader card of the Library of Congress. With the reader card one can...
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Close to Home: H Street Festival, Washington D.C.

October 01, 2013 - ENGLISH The best thing about Washington D.C. is that there is always some festival or other. Street festivals, parades,...
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Close to Home: Election 2013 Wahl

September 23, 2013 - September 22nd was election day in Germany, the German Embassy in Washington invited to the Powerhouse in Georgetown for...
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Close to Home: Before I Die...

September 03, 2013 - ENGLISH Before I die... is a public art project created by Candy Chang after losing someone close to her. She reflected...
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Close to Home: Freedom March 50th Anniversary

August 29, 2013 - ENGLISH 50 years ago MLK led the March on Washington, which culminated in the gathering of huge crowds at the National...
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Close to Home: Washington D.C. around U Street b/w

June 10, 2013 - ENGLISH A rainy day, not many people on the streets, but still an hour or two to spare. Walking around between 14th and...
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Close To Home: Washington National Cathedral

May 04, 2013 - ENGLISH The National Cathedral, or Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington...
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Close to Home: Cherry Blossom in Washington D.C.

April 24, 2013 - The Cherry Blossom Festival is an event much written about and even more photographed than anything. Nevertheless I´ll p...
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