The Smithsonian Gardens, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, is responsible for the “landscapes, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits”, which serve as an outdoor extension of the Smithsonian’s museums and learning spaces in Washington, D.C.
Georgetown is a charming area with Federal-style architecture, cobblestone streets and fashion and design shops. The dining scene is defined by upmarket restaurants and waterfront seafood spots, while nightlife spans boisterous college bars, traditional taverns and intimate live music lounges. Georgetown Waterfront Park has a riverside promenade and gardens, and there’s a bike path along the C&O Canal.
From London, to Manila, to Melbourne, Chinatowns in cities around the world share similar design elements. And that’s on purpose. Their distinct “Chinatown” style can be traced back to a single event: the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which came on the heels of decades of violence and racist laws targeting Chinese communities in the US. The earthquake devastated Chinatown. But in the destruction, San Francisco’s Chinese businessmen had an idea for a fresh start: a way to keep their culture alive, by inventing a completely new one. Chinatown carved out a place for itself under the threat of hate and violence. Today, that legacy is staring us in the face.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the latest in politics, including President Biden’s ambitious plans for American families, the status of the Republican party and its support for former President Trump, the fate of Democrats in upcoming elections, and the politicization of COVID-19 vaccines.
Georgina Godwin sets the tone for the weekend with the day’s biggest news stories, a look at the newspapers, and our editor in chief Andrew Tuck’s column.
The famous cherry blossom trees of Washington, D.C., have reached full bloom, drawing crowds.
Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.
Female panda Mei Xiang and male panda Tian Tian enjoyed the first snowstorm of the season at Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. .
Joe Biden walks to the White House as the new president of the United States.
Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across, U.S, Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ day one executive actions, and Georgia student who walked 7 miles to work each day receives new car through woman’s act of kindness.