Category: washington dc
You know what never gets old? Watching elephants walk around. We stopped by the National Zoo on Saturday and spent a few minutes by the pen.
The highlight of this weekend so far was definitely watching the launch of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). Here’s what it looked like over the U.S. Capitol Friday night as it was headed to the moon.
It’s not on our floor, but it’s right above the entrance we use every day.
This is just a beginning-of-the-year signal check to let you know I’m still blogging out of Washington, D.C. If you’re one of a handful of people I’ve bumped into online or off in the last few months, I’m still running the editorial department over at Industry Dive. (Check out Education Dive, Food Dive and Utility Dive, among our many other sites to see what that involves.)
Urban foraging is going to need its own category on this blog soon. Last week, we came across a wild patch of sesame leaves near the National Zoo, so I wanted to pass that link along with the Flickr-mapped coordinates for any of you D.C. residents who are reading this.
They’re all next to the river near the trail that leads up to the zoo entrance—and they are delicious in soup.
Dolphins and humans coexisting in a single hotel/embassy space together in the nation’s capital—why not, right?
If you missed out on the National Building Museum’s “Unbuilt Washington” exhibit this year, I don’t know what to tell you. It was a personal highlight for me for the first half of 2012.
If you’ve run into me since I walked through this collection of wonders at the end of May, you probably heard me mention Doug Michels’ Dolphin America Hotel, which envisioned a space for humans and dolphins to live and interact with one another.
The official listing from the NBM reads as follows:
Proposed Dolphin America Hotel, designed by Doug Michels Architecture in collaboration with Jim Allegro, AIA, 1989. Architect Doug Michels was fascinated by dolphins and proposed various projects that would bring humans into closer contact with the aquatic mammals.
Just take a look at the design and let that idea sink in for a minute.
Also, what is that in the sky—a B-2 over the Washington Monument? Or a UFO?