Monthly Archives: December 2014

Holiday Photos: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


Below are photos of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, taken in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 holiday seasons. To those of the Catholic faith, “the Basilica is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation.” There … Continue reading

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Holiday Photos: National Zoo


These photos are from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park’s ZooLights and Gin-grr-bread Habitat Competition in 2010, in which gingerbread artists built dwellings designed for lions. (This year’s contest involves building a gingerbread habitat for pandas.)

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Holiday Photos: White House and Ellipse


These photos are from 2008, when Barney and Mrs. Beasley Bush were the First Dogs, and George W. Bush was President. The gingerbread house replica of the White House sadly does not include any dogs out front.

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Holiday Photos: Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens


Some photos from my 2012 visit, with my parents, to George Washington’s home. We sampled hot chocolate (at least I did; my mother was taking too long reading exhibit text and missed the opportunity!) and saw gingerbread houses, along with … Continue reading

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