The First Declaration of Human Rights By Cyrus The Great Persian King On Exhibit In Awesome Washington, D.C.

Cyrus Cylinder

As a Persian/American entrepreneur who lived, found, and  worked for various hot and successful DC tech startups like Yurie Systems (acquired by Lucent for $1.23 B),  telezoo.com (the top 5 B2B in the world), and as the founder of awesomize.me, I’m proud to let you know the world’s first human rights declaration, is on display for the first time in the United States. Starting with our awesome DC through April 28 at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery, then  in Houston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Read more of this post

When There Is a Rock Creek Park in DC, Why Bother Heading to Virginia or Maryland?

Since, my return back to DC from Europe last month, I finally found some time to grab my digi and headed to our beautiful Rock Creek Park.  Honestly, can you find anything more beautiful than this at any of the parks in MD or VA? Read more of this post

W Hotel Invasion by awesomize.me members Last Night

I headed to W Rooftop Hotel last night to hang out with a few friends. As I always, I ordered my red wine and started cruising aroun to check out the place and the people.

The place is just Awesome! What’s even more awesome is the view. From the 11th-floor balcony at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, you can see  Washington is spread out right in front of you. You will also be able to see all the monuments – the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the White House’s East Wing which is only a block away, and more.  You can also watch planes taking off from Reagan National Airport or see the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and Old Town Alexandria. It’s just beautiful! Read more of this post

Untouchable Washington DC Tourism

Kennedy Center

Tourism officials in Washington say the U.S. economic downturn is forcing  many Americans to scale back and even cancel their traditional vacation plans. But in the nation’s capital, tourist visits are up. Read more of this post

Most Awesome Museums for Kids in Washington, D.C.

1. National Aquarium


The Aquarium, the nation’s oldest aquarium, had an extreme makeover a few years ago. Three cheers for the aquarium’s new-and-improved face. Children can inspect assorted tanks filled with 200 species of fresh- and- saltwater inhabitants, including an American Alligator, Longsnout Seahorse, Spotted Moray Eel, Freshwater Stingray, Giant Pacific Octopus (homely but a master at camouflage), and piranha. Observe them at lunch, served fashionably late at 2pm daily. (See the website for the schedule). Read more of this post

Awesome Washington, D.C. 50 Years Ago [Photos]

 

H Street, NE, at 15th Street

Some recently discovered Awesome photographs show what commuting was like three generations ago in Washington, D.C. area. wow! looking at the photos, I feel so young 🙂 

The photos from the 1940s, 50s and ’60s, released by DDOT show Georgetown as a factory town with smokestacks and industrial yards, and Rosslyn with just a few one-story buildings and some dirt roads. 

Another photo shows Connecticut Avenue, just south of Dupont Circle, with street cars entering their own tunnels in the center of the road. Others show Tenley Circle nearly devoid of traffic, and H Street NE before the riots, when it was a vibrant commercial district. Read more of this post

Staying Cool Visiting Washington, D.C. this Summer


Those of you non-Washingtonians plan to visit Awesome DC for the first time, you need to know it’s going to be a hot summer here in DC. The good News is there are ton of indoor places you may also visit and enjoy. We are going to be posting them here on our site. Here is the first series:

National Museum of Crime and Punishment: If you’ve never been to jail, taken a lie detector test, or been in a high speed chase, you finally get your chance to do all these things at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment. This incredible museum is full of interactive fun like Wild West shooting for guests to enjoy. You can learn all about law enforcement and dealing with crime throughout the ages in a unique way at this museum. It’s an experience that makes the law fun and interesting for people of all ages.
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Things to enjoy in Washington, D.C., beyond the classic Politics, corruptions, and scandals


Those of you non-Washingtonians planning to visit Awesome DC soon, here are  things to do that will offer a new perspective besides Politics, corruptions, and scandals

. Starting with my favorite part of the town, Rock Creek Park — One of the largest urban parks in the nation and a gem. Options include hiking and biking, a planetarium, ranger-led programs, golf and more. In much of Rock Creek, especially patches along the river or at the bottom of a plunging ravine, you would have no idea you are in a major metropolitan center, let alone a few miles from the White House.

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“The Shops at Wisconsin Place” Summer Jazz Concert Series


Acclaimed local jazz musicians to perform on the Plaza Saturdays this Summer

The Shops at Wisconsin Place is lining up for the inaugural “Summer Jazz at Wisconsin Place” outdoor concert series.

The concert brings world-class music by some of Washington, DC’s most notable musicians to Friendship Heights. The series features award-winning artists listed below, the lyrical beauty and rhythmic complexity of the Brazilian jazz group Origem, and the swinging, sultry vocals of Sharón Clark.  Tynan Coffee and Tea, DC’s newest homegrown coffee shop will be sampling cool summer smoothies and refreshing ice teas throughout the plaza during the concert series. Read more of this post

Seacoast Companies to Tout N.H. Tourism in Washington, D.C.


Six Seacoast companies will be among a group of New Hampshire businesses that will tout the Granite State’s tourism offerings in Washington, D.C., today.

Rumbletree, Redhook Ale Brewery, Smuttynose Brewery, Timberland, Common Man Restaurants, and Wentworth by the Sea hotel will join the Experience New Hampshire event. The event is an opportunity for Granite State businesses to promote and highlight industries that are important to the state’s economy. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said she will join the event with other members of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation. Read more of this post