A fantastic day in the nation’s capital today. Sunshine, temperatures in the 70s. A great day to be out. When the weather is nice, the street musicians come out in force and Dupont Circle in Northwest DC is always a great place to hear some good musicians for free. Washington is more than politics, power and monuments. The city is a fascinating tapestry of cultures and interests. Those who venture off the beaten path find a city that is rich in hertitage. Those who never get off the Mall miss the real city. Pity.