Cherry Blossoms VR Movie:
Though the skies were cloudy for this year’s peak bloom, crowds of visitors still flocked to the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, to see the cherry blossoms in all of their glory. This Virtual Reality time-lapse 360-degree video was shot in three locations on March 25th, 2017.
Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin:
(Click on the picture below for a tour of 6 panoramas)
Navigate in this tour of six views of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, taken during their peak bloom over multiple years. Locations include near the Japanese Pagoda, the Japanese Lantern, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial during both daytime and nighttime.
One Million Bones Installation on the National Mall:
On June 8-10, 2013, over one million artwork human bones were displayed on two quads of the National Mall to raise awareness of ongoing genocide and mass atrocities around the world. These bones were made by over 100,000 participants in all 50 states and more than 30 countries over the past three years. One Million Bones was presented by The Art of Revolution, a non-profit organization based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
As featured on the TED Talks blog here.
Dedicated in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial sits at the western end of the National Mall and is smothered by approximately 6 million visitors annually.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist:
Completed in 1958, this Russian Orthodox cathedral sits in a quiet neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. The building is designed in the 17th-century Moscovite-Yaroslav style complete with onion domes and a belfry. Its interior murals illustrate the life of St. John the Baptist and an imposing four-tiered iconostasis separates the sanctuary from the nave. Their parish consists of approximately 400 members led by Fr. Victor Potapov.