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Hirshhorn Museum

The Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Modern Art is a stunning SOM (Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill) design that sits on the south side of the National Mall in DC. 317 more words

The Crazy world of Cook Records...

One of those accidental finds today that has opened up a whole world of strangeness and intrigue…

Cook Records was founded in the early 1950’s in the USA by Emory Cook, an inventor, sound engineer and all round one off, from what I can tell. 513 more words

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May 30, 1865

Tuesday May 30, 1865   5 miles north of Washington D C   Weather clear and pleasant   I concluded to visit the City again and as no passes were granted   had some little difficulty in flanking the guards but succeeded well  walked around the city visiting the Treasury Deptmt post office & C in A M  and P M went to the White House   was in three rooms   then to the Smithsonian institute   this is an institution well worth any man or womans time to visit it   the upper story or picture gallery not being fire proof was burned not long since   2 lower stories were not injured  stuffed birds and animals of all kinds and sizes, coral, mummies, and many other curiosities are here  we had some bannanas pine apples ice cream in fact all that was good for men of our Complexion


D.C. Road Trip - A Long Day at the Museum

Going into the trip, we had not settled on what day we would visit the Smithsonian, but the decision was made on the road to Lynchburg. 889 more words


Honking Horns

The last few days have been pretty busy.  I have spent hours watching and listening to the footage from the most recent Innoskate festival held in Florida.   235 more words


The History Of The Skateboard Wheel

Today has been all about the wheel.  The component that keeps you moving.  It has had a lively and varied history so much so that in the 1960’s the American government banned the sales of skateboards considering the clay wheel to be too dangerous for riders. 139 more words



For the next month I am camping out in Washington DC having been awarded a fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute.  Honoured to be one of only a handful from outside the US to be granted this prestigious opportunity I am making the most of my time here.   90 more words