Posts Tagged ‘Tidal Basin’

Cherry Blossoms Hit PEAK BLOOM

The nearly never-ending winter seemed like this day would never come, and yet: The cherry blossoms hit peak bloom today, according to the National Park Service.
Peak bloom refers to the time when 70 percent of the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin are in bloom. This is the latest peak bloom date the city has [...]

Photos: Cherry Blossoms

Full Slideshow.  Tidal Basin, April 7th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photos: Sunday at the Tidal Basin

Slideshow.  Tidal Basin, March 18th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Time To Get Excited About Next March

The Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate its centennial next year, and in honor of 100 years of pink blossoms, we'll be getting two and a half times more festival—the two-week celebration is being extended to five weeks. And the Japanese ambassador is pretty jazzed:
Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the United States, noted that the festival [...]

Photos: River’s Edge, Flood Stage

Photo: Tree Down

Tidal Basin, February 25

Martin Luther King’s Family “Profiteering” in Lead-Up to His Memorial

The Assosciated Press is reporting today that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s family has charged the foundation raising money to build King's memorial on the National Mall $80,000 in licensing fees. The fees were leveled for using King's images and words on fundraising materials—the ones designed to encourage private donations for the "Stone [...]

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