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Meridian Hill Park is a hidden gem

You won't find Meridian Hill Park high on the list of the city's tourist destinations. I'm okay with that. Nothing against tourists, but it's nice to have a scenic, historic park that isn't overrun with midwesterners on Segways. It's not that there isn't a reason for...

Instagram walkabout: D.C.’s Chinatown

The Chinatown Friendship Archway in downtown Washington, D.C. / Photo by Joe Newman If you're visiting D.C. for the first time, at some point you're likely to pass through the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station. You might even emerge from the station thinking you'll be in the...

Lincoln Memorial at sunset

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. / Photo by Joe Newman During the summer in D.C., it's impossible to get a sunset shot of the Lincoln Memorial without hundreds of tourists moving around in the photo, which in this case is an HDR merge of five different...

The view of Manhattan from Brooklyn

The Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park  / Photo by Joe Newman We made a quick trip to Manhattan last weekend to see Lamia's cousins, who were visiting from France. We had a 9:30 p.m. reservation at The Grocery in Brooklyn, which was perfect for capturing...