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Alexandria Library Sit-In (1939)

On August 21, 1939, five citizens of the city walked into library and sat at one of its reading tables. Though surrounded by the wisdom of the ages, they were denied access to the thoughts on the shelves around them for a reason as implausible as the color of their skin. For merely being in the room, they were arrested.

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Cleveland Park, Rainy Sunday

Cleveland Park is both cute and photogenic, even on grey and rainy days. Just a few pictures taken while wandering around and waiting for my brunch spot to open.

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Mid-Century Modern: 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog

I’ve always had a fondness for the mid-century modern era’s ability to create an alternate “perfect reality” in their ads. Check out these delightful pictures from the 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog from flickr user mcudeque. A better idea for family...

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Obama Trudeau Cameron: Bizarre Love Triangle?

Saw this on twitter and cannot stop laughing. when you bump into your ex with his new bae pic.twitter.com/9lC241rMOS — Sarah M (@sazza_jay) April 4, 2016 Obama Trudeau Cameron… a love triangle story for the ages! I haven’t gone too...

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Willy Wonka, Behind The Scenes

A behind-the-scenes shot from 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Peter Ostrum and Gene Wilder switching looks in between sets. If you want to view paradise… simply look around and view it, anything you want to… do it, want...

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Renwick Gallery – “Wonder”

The Renwick Gallery had been under renovation and repair and only just re-opened last month. Never one to pass up a new (or new to me) museum, I visited in the rainy and foggy days after Thanksgiving. The current exhibit...

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Paris Lights, Eiffel Tower by C.D.K

Just browsing through Tumblr, I saw this shot of Paris lights by C.D.K. Simply gorgeous. And a much braver street photographer than I. Not sure I’m ready to risk my camera to the elements like that. But it’s clear that...

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Too Soon, Balloons!

Spotted these balloons a few days ago in the Columbia Heights metro station. I’d like to hope that they were for a birthday and happened to be someone’s favorite colors, but I know better. Those. Are. Christmas. Balloons. You know...

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Autumn Leaves

Pretty obvious this is the time of year for this song, lovelorn or not… The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of red and gold I see your lips, the summer kisses The sun-burned hands I used...

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Double-Shot Macchiato at The Bean Counter

As Facebook’s On This Day is doing its best to make sure I don’t forget a rather painful and difficult breakup from three years ago1, I’m trying to focus on more pleasant, more recent experiences. Found myself in Georgetown with...