Our City. Our Stories.

‘City Center’ by Victoria Pickering
June 14, 2014 / Misc. / By Editor

If you haven't visited DC in a few years, you might be a little surprised (shocked?) to see how much the city has changed. We've had a lot of new construction with none more significant than the fancy City Center going up on the site of the...

‘Freedom Horns’ by Marine Cpl. Dan Hosack
June 13, 2014 / Events / By Editor

On Friday nights during the late spring and summer, head down to the U.S. Marine Barracks on 8th and I streets SE for the Marines' evening parade. The hour and fifteen minutes of music and precision marching starts at 8:45 p.m. sharp and features marine bands,...

‘do justice love mercy’ by Tim Evanson
June 8, 2014 / Celebrations / Festivals / Parades / By Editor

The 2014 Capital Pride weekend couldn't have asked for better weather. An estimated 250,000 people were expected for the weekend of parades, festivals and events. Photographer Tim Evanson captured this shot from Saturday's parade near DuPont Circle. Featured image by Tim Evanson. It is used here under...

‘Stormy DC’ by Howard Ignatius
June 6, 2014 / Monuments, Memorials, Statues / By Editor

This monochrome shot of the newly refurbished Washington Monument as seen over the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool was taken a couple weeks ago by photographer Howard Ignatius. Here's what Howard wrote about the photo: While composing, I thought about all the political battles going on in...

Bringing life in DC into focus
June 5, 2014 / Monuments, Memorials, Statues / By Editor

Welcome to DC Focused, a blog that chronicles life in the Washington, D.C. metro area, known affectionately by locals as the DMV - DC, Maryland and Virginia. While our city is known for it's iconic monuments, buildings and memorials -- we're much more than that. We're a...