CHRISTINA attributes her love of history and walking to Sunday afternoon family walks at historic spots in her native Ohio. She is a 40 year resident of the D.C. area and had a career in electronic libraries. She is a member of The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C. She volunteers at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Folger Theater. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Indiana University and a B.A. in Spanish from Miami University in Ohio.
As Washington Walks looks back to its founding in 1999, a memory of that year for me is the John Singer Sargent exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. His luminous paintings of the characters and scenes from the late 1800s are a brilliant reflection of Gilded Age life in Europe and the U.S.
A book for lovers of D.C. is The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, DC by James Goode - terrific photos and stories about the remarkable D.C. sculptural landscape and how it developed.
The experiences I recommend most highly to visitors? The nighttime view of the National Mall from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, walking in Arlington National Cemetery in the spring and fall, and gazing at the Great Hall of the Library of Congress – any day of the year!