All posts filed under: Washington DC

Take me out to the ball game!

Have you been enjoying this better-later-than-never spring weather? I sure hope so. We’ve been searching for every excuse to spend time outside. (I have to get my time in now before the bugs come alive to eat me. I wish I was kidding.) A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I scooped up some Nationals tickets and enjoyed a night out at the old ball game. In a couple of photos… Did you know you can bring food into the stadium?! My master baker friend, Natasha, brought these and made my day. Despite all of our cheering for the home team, the Nationals lost to the Braves 4-6, but we still had a wonderful time. (And if I’m being honest, one of us, who shall remain unnamed, was happy to see the Braves win.) P.S. Last year, we rooted for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

Cherry Blossom Festival on film

If you remember from this post, my father owned and used a Nikkormat film camera in the 1970s. Well, guess who dusted it off and put it to work recently? This gal. Since I’m lucky enough to live close to Washington, D.C., I’ve been to the festival before and have taken photos of the blossoms time and time again. This time around, I thought I’d try something different in capturing one of my favorite spring time events. All photos are taken with ISO 400 film. Above at left is Jeff, my go-to friend for all things film. I hope everyone has a friend who encourages you to try new things; it’s good for you! Using film again was, I have to say, exhilarating. Finishing off a 24-exposure roll was more gratifying than taking hundreds of digital photos. I certainly won’t be packing my dad’s camera away just yet. I hope I made you proud, dad! P.S. My first and second exposure to manual SLR film cameras. (Pun intended, haha.)

Museum hopping & the Daily Post

The days are still chilly (what’s up with that, March?!), and I’m pretty bitter that my winter coat and wool socks are still in rotation. Let’s hope April brings more spring-like weather. A couple of weekends ago, a group of us decided to escape Southern Maryland to museum hop in D.C. We were able to fit in three museums before hunger took over. In a couple of photos… Mapping out our route at the National Gallery of Art. Above at left (and below at right) is Michelangelo’s David-Apollo. The unfinished marble sculpture was on temporary display while we were there. Second museum stop:  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Lastly, we checked out the National Museum of the American Indian. This was our shortest visit. Note to self:  never museum hop on an empty stomach.  A most welcome sight after a windy day in the District:  hot tea and freshly baked pizza from Matchbox in Chinatown. And if you haven’t seen this yet, was nice enough to profile me on their blog, the Daily Post last week. Seriously, …

Twinkle lights in the city

Date night in the city! My husband surprised me by recently taking me to see Le Miserables at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. We had a wonderful time, and even though I didn’t lug my camera to the show, here are some other photos of D.C. dressed up for the holidays… Our hotel was a block from one of our favorite eats, Old Ebbitt Grill. It was an obvious choice to stop by after the show for a drink and dessert…and again in the morning for brunch. Self-portrait fail. At least Jay is looking at the camera. Isn’t he dapper? The National Christmas Tree. Happy holidays to you and yours this season.

A day in Georgetown + several cupcakes

I’m taking a small break from my Australia travel posts so I can talk about fall, undeniably my favorite season. :) Jay and I recently spent a day in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., for no specific reason other than to enjoy the outdoors on a beautiful day. I’ve never seen this sign before even though we drive into D.C. several times a year… First stop: grab a quick bite at Dean & DeLuca, where freshness is the prominent ingredient. We plopped down at a table just outside and dined while we listened to live music and watched this sweet pair dance. Our vegetable frittata was gone in a matter of seconds. Strolling the C&O Canal (Chesapeake and Ohio Canal). While parts of the canal were scenic, my favorite views in Georgetown are the residential areas. When can I move in? Georgetown University in the distance. Yup, we waited in the 45-minute line at Georgetown Cupcake and felt like rock stars when we made it in the door. This place even smells as good as it looks. …