Trafalgar Square in the heart of London is a gathering place for tourists, explorers, street artists, musicians, and political activists.

A mini-tour in and around the Tower of London.

Introducing Poet Trees, a collection of ecphrastic poetry written in response to photos of trees. The 66-page book includes the work of seven poets.

Photography by Dan Murano
Poetry editor: Grace Cavalieri
Poets: Ellen Carter, Grace Cavalieri, Geoffrey Himes, Emily Ferrara, Sabine Pascarelli, Maria van Beuren, Ellen Wise.

Offering miles of interconnected trails, Virginia's Sky Meadows State Park is about an hour from Washington, D.C. on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is beautifully maintained and the climb will reward you with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

On June 30, 2018, protestors gathered in Lafayette Park, directly across from the White House to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating parents and children illegally crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico, even in cases where they were seeking asylum.

The subsequent march from Lafayette Park seemed sporadic and not as well organized as the rally itself, perhaps due to the intense heat and unrelenting sunshine.