Tag Archives: Christmas

The Trains of Christmas


Train gardens are everywhere at this time of year: the Ellipse as mentioned in a previous post, the United States Botanic Garden, Brookside Gardens, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore and its smaller site in Ellicott City, Union … Continue reading

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Yesteryear’s Ye Olde Yule Log


It has been very cold outside in Washington, DC. For those of us fortunate enough to be able to curl up under layers of blankets with hot chocolate, such a course of action seems like the only reasonable thing to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Baltimore Basilica


At work yesterday afternoon, we were spontaneously given today (New Year’s Eve) off as a holiday. Hooray! So I took an excursion to Baltimore. I did not succeed in visiting anything only open on weekdays, but I did visit the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: BNSIC


While I went back to work today, my parents and sister visited the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Fortunately, I have seen its immediately-after-Christmas beauty before.

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Photo of the Day: Merry Christmas!


I am embarrassed to say that my family had to give up on the difficult puzzle we were trying to put together at Thanksgiving. Today we unwrapped and began a different museum-related puzzle, this one an image of Smithsonian treasures. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Bethesda December


Downtown Bethesda is always full of art, and right now it is also full of holiday decor.

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Photo of the Day: Montecassino Nativities


An abbey that was bombed during World War II, Montecassino nowadays can be explored with a tour guide, with museum exhibits including a room full of depictions of the Christmas story.

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