Various Places Around the Washington, DC area Travel Blog Photos

I liked the sign and the store's diverse product offerings, so I snapped a photo.
I liked the sign and the store's…
On a bright, warm day like this I could imagine I was in the Mediterranean.
On a bright, warm day like this …
A grape arbor. I wish I had seen it a few months earlier.
A grape arbor. I wish I had seen…
The Arboretum is very accessible to everyone.
The Arboretum is very accessible…
I liked the instructional signs everywhere. This is a good place to bring kids.
I liked the instructional signs …
Some of the signs were playful and witty; I appreciated the effort to make the park welcoming instead of overly formal.
Some of the signs were playful a…
Washington Photo
Washington Photo
I was pleased to see so many strategically placed benches. I need to take a book and spend the day in one of them.
I was pleased to see so many str…
National Capital Columns. I'd explain more, but I don't want to ruin the surprise.
National Capital Columns. I'd ex…
I liked these paths mowed through the fields, and enjoyed standing in the middle listening to the insect chorus.
I liked these paths mowed throug…
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I'd place a miniature tent and tiny hikers at the base of these 'trees'.
I'd place a miniature tent and t…
A view of a Chinese scribe's office.
A view of a Chinese scribe's off…
Washington Photo
The Chinese Pavilion.
The Chinese Pavilion.
Some of the many bonsai inside the Chinese Pavilion.
Some of the many bonsai inside t…
Washington Photo
Chinese Mandarin tree. It was surprising because it's too cold to grow citrus in this area. That's when I remembered the Arboretum has a heated greenhouse.
Chinese Mandarin tree. It was su…
Pygmy Bamboo Grass. It only grows about 4 inches high.
Pygmy Bamboo Grass. It only grow…
I never really liked bonsai, until I saw ones like this which resemble small groves of trees.
I never really liked bonsai, unt…
Washington Photo
Washington Photo
Washington Photo
Patterson Park has been a part of Baltimore for quite some time.
Patterson Park has been a part o…
I like Patterson Park's wide lanes.
I like Patterson Park's wide lanes.
Participants (dogs and humans) lined up for the 5K walk and run.
Participants (dogs and humans) l…
Baltimore Photo
The walk/race finally begins.
The walk/race finally begins.
Many of the dogs were dressed in Halloween costumes. Very cute!
Many of the dogs were dressed in…
The walk/race continues.
The walk/race continues.
A Victorian pagoda is not what I expected to see in a Baltimore park.
A Victorian pagoda is not what I…
The park's Victorian pagoda is apparently very well defended.
The park's Victorian pagoda is a…
View from the cannon. I suppose they could stop charging Baltimoreans.
View from the cannon. I suppose …
A statue in front of the pagoda that was erected by children in 1914.
A statue in front of the pagoda …
View from the pagoda. It is defended by cannon and a giant Praying Mantis.
View from the pagoda. It is defe…
The festival even featured costumed mascots.
The festival even featured costu…
That mascot is supposed to be a cat. It took me a moment to figure it out. I mock the costume, but commend the person who donated their time to be in it.
That mascot is supposed to be a …
Baltimore Photo
Two of the costumed dogs in a dance battle.
Two of the costumed dogs in a da…
BARCS had some dogs available for adoption. This was a very sweet and mellow Pit Bull female.
BARCS had some dogs available fo…
Apparently there's a bakery in Baltimore that will use a photograph to make a cake that resembles your pet. Some pet owners love this sort of thing.
Apparently there's a bakery in B…
People doing yoga with their pets.
People doing yoga with their pets.
Three dogs dressed as bananas.
Three dogs dressed as bananas.
I like dog gatherings like this one, because I get to see breeds I never knew existed. This is a Long-haired English Mastiff.
I like dog gatherings like this …
A piratical family and their pets.
A piratical family and their pets.
En route to Fells Point. There's something beautiful about these East coast neighborhoods on a clear, crisp Autumn day.
En route to Fells Point. There's…
One nice thing about city neighborhoods is that trick-or-treating door to door is still done, and many Fells Point homes were decorated for the holiday. I hope the tradition doesn’t die out in the States; I know how much I enjoyed it as a kid.
One nice thing about city neighb…