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Stikman Visits the Smithsonian Castle

Posted in Mall (The), Street Art with tags , , on July 24, 2009 by Kent

This Stikman is in the crosswalk on Jefferson Drive between the statue of Joseph Henry and the CastleStikman at Smithsonian Castle

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Posted in Mall (The), Plants & Gardening with tags , on July 10, 2009 by Kent

Ripley GardenCreated in 1988, the Ripley Garden is sandwiched into a narrow space between the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the old Arts and Industries building. Its easy to miss if you aren’t aware it’s there. I miss not visiting it as often as I once was able to, as it has many nice features.

The garden has a fountain and planters and you can learn the names of the plants from the labels next to them. One thing I especially like are the park benches with brackets shaped like snakes. I thought I would share a few images to give you an idea of what its like.
Ripley Garden

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Unrealized Dreams: Renwick’s Unsuccessful Design Submission of 1846

Posted in Gothic Revival, Mall (The), Museums, Renwick, James (1818-1895) with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2009 by Kent

Smithsonian Design Renwick
(Image from Smithsonian Institution)

Race for the Cure Road Closures Announced

Posted in Mall (The), Marathons & Races with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by Kent

Race for the Cure 2009If you intend to be on or near the mall tomorrow, you may want to be aware of the road closures or events related to the Race for the Cure that will impact the Mall tomorrow.

Starting as early as 7:30, and lasting until 11:00 a.m., the race will have a major impact on the area. You can read the entire DDOT release below, or click on the map or link below to go directly to the race Web site for more details.

Road Closures for Weekend Events

Race for the Cure and Unifest Celebration Scheduled

(Washington, D.C.) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information about road closures for two large events scheduled this weekend: the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure and the Unifest Celebration. Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Continue reading