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This column, which highlighted places that make Washington unique, appeared for the last time on Feb. 6, 2005. The archived columns are collected below.

You Haven't Lived Here if You Haven't . . .
. . . seen the places that make Washington unique. There is so much more to the place we call home than museums and the Mall.

In the News
. . . Explored the History of D.C.'s Namesake (Post, Jan. 30, 2005)

. . . Uttered the Phrase, "Let's Meet at Kramerbooks" (Post, Jan. 23, 2005)

. . . Visited an Exhibit From Out of This World (Post, Jan. 16, 2005)

. . . Strutted and Fretted Your Hour on the Stage (Post, Jan. 9, 2005)

. . . Tested the Breadth of Your Knowledge (Post, Jan. 2, 2005)

. . . Brought in the New Year at a Festival of Family Fun (Post, Dec. 26, 2004)

. . . Purged Your Year-End Ghosts (Post, Dec. 19, 2004)

. . . Caught a Recent Favorite Flick in a Relaxed Atmosphere (Post, Dec. 12, 2004)

. . . Relived the Days of the Independent Toy Store (Post, Dec. 5, 2004)

. . . Seen the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future (Post, Nov. 28, 2004)

. . . Found a Good Read at a Library Designed for its Pint-Size Patrons (Post, Nov. 21, 2004)

. . . Taken a Trip into the War on Drugs (Post, Nov. 14, 2004)

. . . Witnessed the Power of the Potomac (Post, Nov. 7, 2004)

. . . Remembered the Lives Lost on a Sinking Ship (Post, Oct. 31, 2004)

. . . Explored the Wonders of the Night Sky (Post, Oct. 24, 2004)

. . . Grabbed a Late-Night "Jumbo Slice" (Post, Oct. 17, 2004)

. . . Stood at the Center of Power (Post, Oct. 10, 2004)

. . . Taken a Fall Drive and Gone Crafting in the Catoctins (Post, Oct. 3, 2004)

. . . Sat a Spell with Maryland's Famous Amphibian (Post, Sept. 19, 2004)

. . . Saluted the Man who Started Wireless Communication (Post, Sept. 12, 2004)

. . . Seen Whether that Star-Spangled Banner Yet Waves (Post, Sept. 5, 2004)

. . . Lifted the Veil on Our Nation's Intelligence History (Post, Aug. 29, 2004)

...Discovered a "Hidden" Water Feature (Post, Aug. 22, 2004)

. . . Seen a "Forgotten" Memorial (Post, Aug. 15, 2004)

. . . Been Ice Skating in August (Post, Aug. 8, 2004)

. . . Visited Aviation's "Field of Firsts" (Post, Aug. 1, 2004)

. . . Gone to the Capital Children's Museum (Post, July 25, 2004)

. . . Remembered Those Who Declared Us Free (Post, July 18, 2004)

Explore New Worlds at Discovery Theater (Post, July 11, 2004)

. . . Celebrated Independence With a Milkshake (Post, July 4, 2004)

. . . Found the Perfect Secondhand Guitar (Post, June 27, 2004)

. . . Wrapped Up a Lazy Summer Day With a Picnic and a Show (Post, June 20, 2004)

. . . Splashed Down at the Columbia Swim Center (Post, June 13, 2004)

. . . Taken a 'Tiki-Tacky' Trip to Southern Maryland (Post, June 6, 2004)

. . . Honored Patriotism Off the Beaten Path (Post, May 30, 2004)

. . . Had a Jungle Adventure (Post, May 23, 2004)

. . . Gotten a Taste of the Old World (Post, May 16, 2004)

. . . Been 'Kissed' and Serenaded by Mother Nature (Post, May 9, 2004)

. . . Taken in a Heavenly View (Post, May 2, 2004)

. . . Lined Up for Washington's Version of the Red Carpet (Post, April 25, 2004)

. . . Seen 1,000 Midshipmen Scale a Slippery Obelisk (Post, April 22, 2004)

. . . Learned of the Horrors of the Holocaust (Post, April 18, 2004)

. . . Been Slobbered on While Feeding a Hog Island Sheep (Post, April 11, 2004)

. . . Taken a Springtime Stroll Along the Mount Vernon Trail (Post, April 4, 2004)

. . . Grabbed a Bite and Something Fun at Franklins (Post, March 28, 2004)

. . . Discovered the History of the Life Along the Coast (Post, March 21, 2004)

. . . Paid Homage to a Bit o' the Green (Post, March 14, 2004)

. . . Waited for the First Daffodils of the Year to Appear (Post, March 7, 2004)

. . . Caught Hot New Acts Before They Make It Big (Post, Feb. 29, 2004)

. . . Seen What Freedom Wrought (Post, Feb. 22, 2004)

. . . Visited One of the Nation's First Modern Art Museums (Post, Feb. 15, 2004)

. . . Sampled Virginia's Homegrown Wines (Post, Feb. 8, 2004)

. . .Gone Sledding on a Snow Day (Post, Feb. 1, 2004)

. . . Seen a Modern Flick the Old-Fashioned Way at the Uptown (Post, Jan. 25, 2004)

. . . Celebrated Dr. King--Man and Holiday (Post, Jan. 18, 2004)

. . . Browsed the Maine Avenue Fish Market (Post, Jan. 11, 2004)

. . . Welcomed in the New Year in Grand Style (Post, Dec. 28, 2003)

. . . Spotted The Nation's Symbol Near the Nation's Capital (Post, Dec. 21, 2003)

. . . Climbed to the Highest Point of Land in Washington (Post, Dec. 14, 2003)

. . . Walked Among Thousands of Christmas Lights at the (Post, Dec. 7, 2003)

. . . Watched the Plaid Pageantry of Alexandria's Scottish Christmas Walk Parade (Post, Nov. 30, 2003)

. . . Seen Our Southern Roots (Post, Nov. 23, 2003)

. . . Visited an Enchanted Forest (Post, Nov. 16, 2003)

. . . Shared a Moment in Sonny Bono Park (Post, Nov. 9, 2003)

. . . Gone Dancing at Glen Echo Park (Post, Nov. 2, 2003)

. . . Taken the Stairs in Georgetown (Post, Oct. 26, 2003)

. . . Walked on Water in Virginia (Post, Oct. 19, 2003)

. . . Stuck to a Seafood Diet (Post, Oct. 12, 2003)

. . . Gotten Out While You Still Can (Post, Oct. 5, 2003)

. . . Seen the Coolest View in Town (Post, Sept. 28, 2003)

. . . Toasted Temperance (Post, Sept. 21, 2003)

. . . Stopped to See the Lilies in Northeast Washington (Post, Sept. 14, 2003)

. . . Gone on a Diplomatic Mission (Post, Sept. 7, 2003)

. . . Had a Moment in the Renwick (Post, Aug. 31, 2003)

. . . Stopped By the Walk of Fame Outside the Warner Theatre (Post, Aug. 24, 2003)

. . . Whiled Away the Hours on the Water (Post, Aug. 17, 2003)

. . . Communed With General Washington's Blooms (Post, Aug. 10, 2003)

. . . Headed for Them Thar Hills (Post, Aug. 3, 2003)

. . . Gotten a Good Taste of Gridlock (Post, July 27, 2003)

. . . Toured With The Experts (Post, July 20, 2003)

. . . Taken in the Steps at the Mexican Cultural Institute (Post, July 13, 2003)

. . . Had an Island Adventure (Post, July 6, 2003)

. . . Lightened Up a Little (Post, June 29, 2003)

. . . Gone Soft in Fort Washington (Post, June 22, 2003)

. . . Been Received at State. (Post, June 15, 2003)

. . . Checked Out the Nation's Reference Desk. (Post, Oct. 20, 2002)

. . . Hoofed It Along the Potomac River. (Post, Oct. 13, 2002)

. . . Gone Country in Rock Creek Park. (Post, Oct. 6, 2002)

. . . Been to the Top of the Old Post Office. (Post, Sept. 29, 2002)

. . . Paid Your Respects to the Jazz Age. (Post, Sept. 22, 2002)

. . . Contemplated the Cornfields at Antietam. (Post, Sept. 15, 2002)

. . . Ridden the Rail's Remnants through Northern Virginia. (Post, Sept. 8, 2002)

. . . Pondered Your Freedom on Cedar Hill. (Post, Sept. 1, 2002)

. . . Seen the Mall in a Whole New Light. (Post, Aug. 25, 2002)

. . . Heard the Calling of the Bells of Arlington. (Post, Aug. 18, 2002)

. . . Marched into History at the National Building Museum. (Post, Aug. 11, 2002)

... You Haven't Seen the Corinthian Acropolis (Post, Aug. 4, 2002)

. . . Seen How Uncle Sam Took and Made a Village (Post, Feb. 9, 2003)

. . . Ducked in to Loudoun County for Dinner (Post, March 9, 2003)

. . . Witnessed the Birth of Spring (Post, March 16, 2003)

. . . Reflected in Rock Creek Cemetery (Post, March 23, 2003)

. . . Performed in the Bandstand on America's Main Street (Post, March 30, 2003)

. . . Missed Your Peak (Post, April 6, 2003)

. . . Honored the Fallen at Arlington (Post, April 13, 2003)

. . . Seen the Fruit Aisles in Their Spring Finery (Post, April 20, 2003)

You Haven't Lived Here if You Haven't . . . (Post, April 27, 2003)

. . . Gotten a Twilight Tattoo (Post, May 4, 2003)

. . . Seen 1,000 Midshipmen Scale a Slippery Obelisk (Post, May 11, 2003)

. . . Seen the Light in Fredericksburg (Post, May 18, 2003)

. . . Rediscovered the Tastee Diner (Post, May 25, 2003)

. . . Seen The City's Southern Defenses (Post, June 1, 2003)

. . . Navigated on the C&O Canal (Post, June 8, 2003)

. . . Made a Date with Hillwood (Post, Feb. 2, 2003)

You Haven't Lived Here if You Haven't . . . (Post, Jan. 26, 2003)

. . . Seen the Tropical Side of the Mall (Post, Jan. 19, 2003)

. . . Swung Downtown for a Cup of Joe (Post, Jan. 12, 2003)

. . . Gone Duck Hunting in a Glen Burnie Alley (Post, Jan. 5, 2003)

. . . Visited the Original Lincoln Memorial (Post, Dec. 29, 2002)

. . . Sailed into History (Post, Dec. 22, 2002)

. . . Stopped at the Octagon (Post, Dec. 15, 2002)

. . . Tuned Up for the Holidays at Wolf Trap (Post, Dec. 8, 2002)

. . . Appreciated a Real Holiday "Float" (Post, Dec. 1, 2002)

. . . Traced a Killer's Steps (Post, Nov. 24, 2002)

. . . Been Given "The Works" in Virginia (Post, Nov. 17, 2002)

. . . Taken in the Area's Sweetest Views (Post, Nov. 10, 2002)

. . . Visited the Actual Sandy Spring (Post, Nov. 3, 2002)

. . . Gone Holiday Shopping at Bruce Variety (Post, Oct. 27, 2002)

... Ice Skated in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. (Post, Jan. 27, 2002)

...Tried the Jelly Cake From Shuman's Bakery (Post, Feb. 3, 2002)

... Caught a Flick at the National Archives (Post, Feb. 10, 2002)

... Chased a Dragon Down a D.C. Street (Post, Feb. 17, 2002)

...Been to the Top of the Washington Monument (Post, Feb. 24, 2002)

... Visited the National Aquarium (Post, March 3, 2002)

... Hiked Up Old Rag Mountain (Post, March 10, 2002)

... Watched the Supreme Court in Session (Post, March 17, 2002)

... Seen the National Academy of Sciences Memorial (Post, March 24, 2002)

... Seen the Cherry Blossoms in Bloom (Post, March 31, 2002)

... Had an "Awakening" Moment (Post, April 7, 2002)

...Checked Out the National Museum of Health and Medicine (Post, April 14, 2002)

... Had Drinks on the Roof of the Hotel Washington (Post, April 21, 2002)

... Celebrated May Day in Annapolis (Post, April 28, 2002)

... Looked Up to Washington's Jet Set (Post, May 5, 2002)

... Gotten a Treat from the Frozen Dairy Bar (Post, May 12, 2002)

... Gotten in Tune with the National Symphony Orchestra (Post, May 19, 2002)

... Crossed the Potomac by Ferry (Post, May 26, 2002)

... Eaten Crabs at Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse (Post, June 9, 2002)

... Ridden The Carousel in Glen Echo Park (Post, June 16, 2002)

... Made a Pilgrimage to Religious Shrines (Post, June 23, 2002)

... Cooled Off at the Summer House (Post, June 30, 2002)

... Driven Through Snickersville (Post, July 7, 2002)

... Eaten at Johnny Boy's Ribs (Post, July 14, 2002)



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