Fort Totten The story: writer Henry Adams’ wife, Clover, committed suicide in 1885 by drinking photography chemicals. He then commissioned Augustus Saint-Gaudens to cast a memorial representing the Buddhist idea of nirvana where there is no joy or sorrow. If there is such thing as funerary art, this is it at its finest. Find it in Section E of Rock Creek Cemetery — which is worth exploring in its own right.
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Washington DC glows at night. After the sun sets, DC is transformed into a completely different city – one where grand, beautiful, and often imposing buildings and monuments are lit from head to toe, often silhouetted against each other from a distance.
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