See Article from Smithsonian describing the new exhibit.
- The new hall, The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time, was created from a $35 million gift from David H. Koch.
- The new hall brings back the nation’s T. rex, now the centerpiece of a new 31,000-square-foot fossil hall.
- The exhibition is a journey through more than 3.7 billion years of life on Earth.
- Fossils are positioned in “dramatic, new and more scientifically accurate poses”.
Each year it is a tradition for me to go down to the Title Basin and take pictures of the cherry blossoms.
This year I decided that I didn’t want to push and shove to get a few pictures! So it meant that I had to see the blossoms before they were fully in bloom. If I waited a couple days longer, the place would have been mobbed and my pictures wouldn’t have looked as nice.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is a National Monument, National Historic Landmark, and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It receives no federal operating support and is not operated by the National Park Service. Instead President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home, a public charity runs the site.
Yesterday, I took photos of Teepees on the National Mall near the Washington Monument. American Indians arranged the teepees for a four-day demonstration in protest to the Trump administration and the Dakota Access pipeline. See the Washington Times article here.