courtesy U.S. Botanic Garden
From an email:
“To kick off celebration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Botanic Garden’s (USBG) original 1820 charter, the Garden is collaborating with renowned stickwork artist Patrick Dougherty to create a custom sculpture to stand throughout the 2020 celebratory year.
Dougherty, who hails from North Carolina, is known around the world for his installations woven from plant materials, which celebrate nature through both materials and visually flowing lines. Over 30 years, he has built more than 250 stickwork sculptures, from Scotland to Japan to all over the United States. D.C.-area residents might remember his gallery-filling installation in the popular “Wonder” exhibit at the reopening of Renwick Gallery. Read More
3118 Mount Pleasant Street, NW
Oh no. In late September we learned that Logan Antiques was papered over on the lower level.
It is indeed very sad news:
Mt. Pleasant and Kilbourne St, NW
Thanks to Igor for sending. Rest in Peace Elijah Cummings.
Photo by Kelvin Robinson
Thanks to Kelvin for sending the new Nipsey Hussle mural from the 900 block of Florida Ave, NW across the street from the 9:30 Club.
Update: The artist’s name is Robel Musika.
Please enjoy some Magnetic Fields:
Ridiculously Awesome Album Cover of the Week is made possible by a generous grant from the Gerard M. Silverman foundation.
The motorcyclist that died in this crash was Romain Picou. Romain died Wednesday morning driving to work on Kansas Avenue NW, when a car turning left from Madison entered the one lane road and Romain’s lane. Romain hit the passenger door and was thrown off of his motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Romain died from his.
Romain was my friend and a brother. I simply don’t have the words to convey the character, class, and charisma he carried with him everywhere he went. His light was snuffed too soon and while it breaks my heart, I am honored to have known him. Read More
Thanks to Kevin for sending:
“At last week’s MAG (McMillan Advisory Group) meeting, there was a little tidbit that was new; there is a plan to add the McMillan Fountain in its entirety above the NE corner of 1st and Channing Streets NW, as part of the new park.” Read More
undated photo of 11th and E Street, NW via Whitlow’s
I’m looking for tips on researching the history of our 20-unit building in Woodley Park. I’m pretty sure (but not 100% sure) that the building turns 100 years old next year, and it would be nice to do something to commemorate the occasion. It would also be cool to learn about the building’s history and if there have been any interesting occupants. Where should I start?”
Ed. Note: I’d say head to DCPL’s Washingtoniana location in Van Ness.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Please join us in remembering our beautiful Margery Magill. There will be a vigil held at Meridian Hill Park at 6:30pm followed with a gathering at 8:00pm hosted at the Outrage, a female-founded activist meeting space, to celebrate her wonderful life.
Meridian Hill Park: 16th St NW &, W St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Outrage: 1722 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009″
326 T Street, NW (Old Maple Ave)
Thanks to L. for sending: “Is the Mary Church Terrell House finally getting the love and work it needs?!