My camera roll is made up exclusively of flowering trees and Boo’s face. 🐾🌸 Oh and videos of myself trying to do chin-ups in the event that I can one day magically do 10 and I’ll have it on video as evidence.
We’re celebrating spring with photos of the NAS grounds and gardens. This is how our entrance looked from 1924-1951. 🌲Landscape architect Charles Downing Lay executed architect Bertram Goodhue’s vision for the NAS building as “a pavilion in a small but heavily wooded park.” His plan included 70 trees and a variety of shrubs. 💧Three pools lined in turquoise tile drew attention to the entrance. They were later turned into planting beds because they were too expensive to maintain. #cpnas
Washington National Cathedral | Cathedral Church of a Saint Peter and Saint Paul | @wncathedral was gracious to give a group tour up into the towers and on the roofs to see the grotesques. I highly recommend you take a #nationalcathedraltour in the future. The 2011 earthquake did a lot of damage because there is no mortar or steel holding up the walls and pinnacles so things shifted in the quake, but much of the repairs have returned the building to glory.
Wisconsin & Massachusetts Ave NW
Designed by George Frederick Bodley and Philip Hubert Frohman
The cornerstone was laid in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt and construction finished in 1990. The privately funded Gothic stone church is the 2nd largest in the United States, and the biggest is not finished. The details are incredible for such a huge building. The Gloria in Excelsis tower, from which this photo is taken a still a few floors down is the highest point in the District.