Washington D.C. Local Customs

  • Embassy Events / Other Festivities
    by Ewingjr98
  • A silent protest for freedom of speech
    A silent protest for freedom of speech
    by Faiza-Ifrah
  • Cherry trees in bloom
    Cherry trees in bloom
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Washington D.C. Local Customs

  • Inside Scoop on D.C. / it's Residents

    Washington D.C. Local Customs

    I go to the mall in DC almost on a weekly basis. Here is where I shall put pictures of the annual cherry tree blooming event. As for the record this year, I spotted my first three cherry trees in bloom on 02 March 2008. Too early for the cherry trees along the tidal pool, however these are protected from the winds and cold so they had the...

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  • Metro / Metro Etiquette

    Washington D.C. Local Customs

    The Metro system in DC is nice and clean, though it is becoming pretty expensive. It is still, however, the best way to get around inside the city. Here are a few suggestions for savig money on using our subway system and hopefully avoiding some of the not so good things. Rush Hour- -avoid rush hour if you can. Natives will be going to work and...

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  • Embassy Events / Other Festivities

    Washington D.C. Local Customs

    It took thirteen years and three U.S. Presidents to get this project approved, built and opened. In 1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation creating the National Cultural Center. It was to provide classical and modern performances, a tendency towards education and it would be self sustaining. This ment that the venue would need a...

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  • U.S.A. On Display

    Washington D.C. Local Customs

    The Library of Congress is the nation's library located on the North East section of Capitol Hill. The Library of Congress is the world's largest library. It was founded in 1800. Its collections include over 98 million items, stretching over 575 miles of shelves. The library provides a vast variety of services not only to Congress but also to the...

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  • Speaking Out

    Washington D.C. Local Customs

    We saw many silent and noisy protest demostrations in Washington D.C. during our visit. A majority of these protests were being held around Capitol Building. Honestly speaking, we were not expecting it under post 9/11 regime. None of these came close to what my husband and I had witnessed earlier in June in Toronto. That was by the animal...

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  • Where Washingtonians Live

    Washington D.C. Local Customs

    Upscale residential area of Capitol Hill. Popular 'row' houses. Driving through some of the neighborhoods can be interesting. The elegant layout of the city is awesome and some believe that a special type of person lives in D.C. However, I believe that people are the same where ever we go. Here you'll find the homes of the rich, famous and...

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  • Shopping

    Washington D.C. Local Customs

    Nobody really does any shopping in the city. Most of the bargains are unfortunately available where all the people live -- in the suburbs. The malls and the like ring the outside of the city, except in Georgetown, which is described elsewhere as the most 'European' shopping area, except that we can't seem to close down a road. Basically, Georgetown...

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