Pull out a US $20 bill.
Take a look at the picture of the White House. See that tree peeking in from the right, the 140 year old elm that's been there since Andrew Johnson? Well, it's gone
. Yup. Fallen over
, thanks to the soaker summer storms
which have been hammering the Mid-Atlantic in recent days. Cleanup has started
, but no word on whether the $20 bill will be needing another update.
Photoset: DC in the 1970s.
Washingtonians, take a look. Some things haven't changed at all
, other things are subtly different
, still other things are no longer there
Watch out, Washington, here come the interns.
With cicada season winding down, DC now girds itself for the next wave of invaders: interns from all over the country, descending on the capital to gain valuable government work experience. Some of them have been notorious
, but most of them are fresh, young, wide-eyed, idealistic go-getters
, willing to tolerate mockery
to find a home
, a job
, and maybe some romance
over the summer. Anyone got links to DC intern blogs?
, but for Washington, DC.