Washington DC, It’s Paradise to Me

Of course the Magnetic Fields song makes clear that it’s not the museums, memorials, and monuments that makes you want to come back, but they are pretty spectacular, nonetheless. Herewith random scenes from a long Fourth of July weekend in the US capital (ostensible purpose was book research, but there was plenty of time forContinue reading “Washington DC, It’s Paradise to Me”

Changing Gears: Un après-midi dans le Port du St-François

A Bastille Day tour of the small area of San Francisco where a bit of France still survives. It’s more of a ‘corner’ than a ‘quarter’ but you can drink your Lillet and bask in the sun and watch le beau monde go by nonetheless.

A Day at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC

A pre-Independence Day wander through the Corcoran Gallery, Washington’s oldest art museum. A glimpse of the drama of American history through paintings, photographs, and other artworks that surprise, amuse, sadden, and encourage…

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