All posts tagged: Washington DC

Walls

Lest we forget that walls, by their very definition, divide, separate, form barriers — should we have to reexamine what these truly mean, not in the surface, we might very well find that it’s not what we want for humanity. In the words of Winston Churchill, “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Pictured: a section of the Berlin Wall in Newseum, Washington DC.  Unlike most museums I’ve visited, Newseum made me an emotional mess. The Pulitzer section was a reminder that every generation had their share of disasters and moments that define them, whether it be times of unimaginable sorrow or unmatched glee — the human condition showcased in a timeline of unforgettable images. Times that are forever etched in history, and our collective hearts and psyche, vividly displayed in headlines, pictures and made even more real by interviews of those who lived them. The 9/11 wing must have been the hardest to peruse, with a piece of the building at the center of the space, a very real …

Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring is for new beginnings. It has indeed been a rough couple of months, we said goodbye to winter as my family and I bid goodbye to a loved one. And yet, there is promise, that love endures, and there are great things to come in 2015. As we start the year in travel, we look to one of the common places on my boyfriend and I’s V-Day top ten: The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. This year’s festival was scheduled from March 20th through April 12th, so we originally planned to go the first week. However, due to the severe weather we had this year, the peak bloom was forecasted to be later than expected. Make sure to keep checking the Bloom Watch page for this information. You would also find a live camera feed, where you’d be able to see the blossoms and judge for yourself. We decided to go on April 11th, which was peak bloom, the most crowded time of year to go. We stayed in Fairfax to avoid fighting for parking and save …