New blog!

August 31, 2008

Head on over and check out my new Dhaka Daily Photo blog:!  Life in Dhaka is super hectic, so I’m not sure the “daily” part will always be possible, but I’ll do my best to post as much as I can.  Anyways, hope you enjoy, and thanks as always for stopping by.


May 18, 2008

Well, not the greatest photo, but it will have to do. This weekend we had the pleasure of visiting the Argentine Embassy during PassportDC, when many Embassies hold open houses and cultural exhibits. Argentina had two lovely tango performances.

And – thought I don’t have any pictures – we also visited the Embassy of Bangladesh, getting a preview of the country where we are moving in three short weeks!! This explains my absence of late – packing and preparations has taken over our apartment and all the time I used to spend taking pictures. This might be the last post on this blog, but I’ve appreciated all your visits and comments. I’ll post an update once we’re settled in Bangladesh, and I plan to continue sharing our experiences from our new home!

The Concert Hall

May 13, 2008

Apologies for the terribly fuzzy picture – it was a six second exposure – but this gives you a (blurry) glimpse of the Concert Hall, the largest theater in the Kennedy Center. The hall seats 2,442 and the organ has 4,144 pipes.


You can see a better picture on the Kennedy Center’s virtual tour.

Hall of Nations

May 12, 2008

The Hall of Nations at the Kennedy Center. The flags of all the countries recognized by the US are hang in alphabetical order.

Kennedy Center

May 11, 2008

The Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center, with JFK bust in the center. Every day at 6:00 there is a free concert on the Millenium Stage, seen at the end of the Foyer. Each of the chandeliers above weighs one ton!

Shopping in Alexandria

May 9, 2008


A street scene in Old Town Alexandria. Besides being an adorable neighborhood to stroll, there is also terrific shopping!!

On the Potomac

May 8, 2008


The waterfront in Alexandria. The area is known for its crab cakes and clam chowder.

Alexandria again

May 7, 2008

Another shot of Market Square in Old Town Alexandria.


Old Town Alexandria

May 6, 2008

Market Square and City Hall in Old Town Alexandria. You wouldn’t know it now, but this was once the site of the second largest slave market in the US (according, of course, to ever-true wikipedia). Now it is part of a beautiful neighborhood and has a farmer’s market each Saturday. More pictures to come …

On the road …

May 3, 2008


Off traveling this weekend … hope to be back (with new pictures) soon!

A concerned gardener …

May 2, 2008


Theme day: Numbers!

May 1, 2008


CNN tells me this is Issue No. 1 … the economy, and the ever-rising gas prices! Thankfully I drive a scooter so my fill-ups cost $2 every other week. How much is gas where you live??

Here are all the other blogs participating in theme day … Click on over and check them out!

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Townhouses in Eastern Market

April 30, 2008


A charming street near Eastern Market. How long til I can afford a house there??

Rainy Day …

April 29, 2008


… brings out huge slugs!! This guy was probably three inches long, hanging onto the wall just outside my door. It was actually after dark when I took the picture, so I couldn’t see the cool spotted pattern til it showed up in the flash. Pretty neat, huh?

More flowers

April 28, 2008


I thought this was the coolest flower ever – tie-dye tulip!