Ce n'est pas merveille, dit un ancien, que le hasard puisse tant sur nous, puisque nous vivons par hasard - Montaigne

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"Only" two letter mistakes on Thursday’s express #crossword. 16 across for ‘hodgepodge or mishmash’ was olio not oleo and 43 across for ‘weigh down’ was lade not lode. And I was so hoping that I had nailed this one.

"Only" two letter mistakes on Thursday’s express #crossword. 16 across for ‘hodgepodge or mishmash’ was olio not oleo and 43 across for ‘weigh down’ was lade not lode. And I was so hoping that I had nailed this one.

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At the #Waterfront in #OldTownAlexandria under ideal photographic conditions.

At the #Waterfront in #OldTownAlexandria under ideal photographic conditions.

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#Waterfront in #OldTownAlexandria. How I wish that Instagram would allow “native” aspect ratios other than just 1:1.

#Waterfront in #OldTownAlexandria. How I wish that Instagram would allow “native” aspect ratios other than just 1:1.

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This building style on Prince Street in #OldTownAlexandria caught my eye on a lunchtime walk. The others around it have little in common with this one. It’s as if they had moved on leaving this one to tell of the past.

This building style on Prince Street in #OldTownAlexandria caught my eye on a lunchtime walk. The others around it have little in common with this one. It’s as if they had moved on leaving this one to tell of the past.

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I walked down to the #Waterfront in #OldTownAlexandria at lunchtime where I found this rather large boat’s tinted windows reflecting the Torpedo Factory behind me.

I walked down to the #Waterfront in #OldTownAlexandria at lunchtime where I found this rather large boat’s tinted windows reflecting the Torpedo Factory behind me.

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On a tour of #GeorgetownUniversity, here’s an example of #neomedievalarchitecture. This iPhone 4S picture was taken on an exceptionally beautiful midmorning day. It is quaint, incidentally, to read about clothing requirements for students in the pre-Civil War era of ca. 1830: “[O]ne suit of clothes for uniform, two suits for daily wear, six shirts, six pairs of stockings, six pocket handkerchiefs, three pairs of shoes, a hat and a cloak, also a silver spoon.” A silver spoon? Hmm.

On a tour of #GeorgetownUniversity, here’s an example of #neomedievalarchitecture. This iPhone 4S picture was taken on an exceptionally beautiful midmorning day. It is quaint, incidentally, to read about clothing requirements for students in the pre-Civil War era of ca. 1830: “[O]ne suit of clothes for uniform, two suits for daily wear, six shirts, six pairs of stockings, six pocket handkerchiefs, three pairs of shoes, a hat and a cloak, also a silver spoon.” A silver spoon? Hmm.

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#Pitstop for a #selfie outside Bambu on MacArthur Boulevard.

#Pitstop for a #selfie outside Bambu on MacArthur Boulevard.

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50 km cycled this glorious morning. | Cinquante km fait du vélo ce matin. #MtVernonBikeTrail

50 km cycled this glorious morning. | Cinquante km fait du vélo ce matin. #MtVernonBikeTrail

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An interior corridor in #HealyHall at #GeorgetownUniversity.  (“In 1990 the interior hall … featured in [the movie] The Exorcist III.”)

An interior corridor in #HealyHall at #GeorgetownUniversity. (“In 1990 the interior hall … featured in [the movie] The Exorcist III.”)

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So I was at Rodman’s when I heard a voice asking d’you have Eksit 4. Huh? Eksit? What? Ah! Je vois. Exit 4. I turned and inquired is it a good one? And he said, with a smile, yes very, you won’t be sorry. Well here I am back home in front of some thinly sliced Krakowska sausage on dark bread and a glass of said #Exit4 to boot. And is it good or what?! Yes, oh yes.

So I was at Rodman’s when I heard a voice asking d’you have Eksit 4. Huh? Eksit? What? Ah! Je vois. Exit 4. I turned and inquired is it a good one? And he said, with a smile, yes very, you won’t be sorry. Well here I am back home in front of some thinly sliced Krakowska sausage on dark bread and a glass of said #Exit4 to boot. And is it good or what?! Yes, oh yes.