“In Honor of Valor” – Original Flag Inspired Quilt Design

Original Quilt Design –  Inspired by the many memorials in Washington DC, I designed my version of the American stars and stripes, using various red and cream fabrics for the stripes and blue and white star fabric for the stars.

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Photo Essay: Washington DC in Black and White

Politics in Washington DC may be gray at times, but the city photographs beautifully in black and white, especially in winter when there isn’t much natural color anyway. On a recent visit, armed with a new camera lens, I challenged myself to shoot Washington DC in black and white. Here are some of my favorite photos.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Winter Sunset Over the Washington Monument

Sometimes mother nature creates a perfect moment that just doesn’t need much help. A beautiful winter sunset over the Washington Monument.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: Winter Sun Set Over the Jefferson Memorial

Spring, when the cherry blossoms are blooming, is the most popular time to visit Washington DC’s tidal basin. But winter can be just as beautiful, and certainly less crowded and more peaceful. 

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Photo Inspirations

Photo Location – Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC.  In honor of President’s Day, I am sharing a photo of one of my favorite memorials along the tidal basin in Washington DC, honoring one of America’s greatest presidents.

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PhotoPOSTcard: New York City’s 9/11 Memorial

For the 9/11 memorial in New York city, the footprint of the original World Trade Center twin towers has been memorialized as two large reflecting pools. The design, which is called Reflecting Absence, comprises two one acre waterfalls, the largest man made waterfalls in the US. 

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PhotoPOSTcard: Want to Buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

“If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you”

Since it was built, New York’s Brooklyn Bridge has become a symbol of ultimate gullibility.

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The Bushwick Collective – New York’s Other Art Scene

Not all great art is on display in a museum or a gallery. Some of the most fun art to discover is street art painted on walls, fences and garage doors. In New York city, the best examples can be found in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, which has become a fertile ground for artists that prefer to use a spray can on a wall in place of a paint brush on a canvas. Wander the blocks around the intersection of Troutman St. and St. Nicholas Ave. and explore the mural art that makes up the Bushwick Collective. You’ll find that these days, more than just a tree is growing in Brooklyn.

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PhotoPOSTcard: World Trade Center Oculus – Not Your Typical Train Station

 

If you are heading to visit the 9/11 memorial in New York City, the first space you will experience is the Oculus – the train station terminal located at the World Trade Center. From the outside, the Oculus looks like a large white dove taking flight. On the inside, the Oculus is an all white, modern, large, open space. I found the bright and airy building with its soaring architecture very uplifting, not unlike being in one of the large Gothic cathedrals in Europe. A fitting prelude to the somber and peaceful 9/11 memorial.

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Thanks for visiting.

Rose