A Capital Bike Share bike station outside of the YMCA
When I first started writing this blog over two years ago, my originally goal was to try to find and write about at least 365 different monuments, memorials, statues, and other interesting places and events in the D.C. metro area. I wanted the blog to become a compilation of an entire year’s worth of attractions for people to visit if they visit just one per day. And with the most recent post from earlier this week, I reached that goal.
However, the national capital city has so much to offer that, despite having reached my initial goal, I intend to continue writing about my lunchtime bike rides for as long as I have something about which to write. And there are literally hundreds of more monuments, memorials, statues, places or events that I have either already visited, or have identified and am planning to visit in the future. So I should be writing for quite a while.
In the meantime, I am including some miscellaneous photos with today’s post that I have taken over time, but were not previously included in this blog. Be sure to click on the thumbnails to view the full-size photos. What they depict are not necessarily main ingredients in the recipe of this city. They are more like spices that contribute to the overall flavor. I hope you enjoy them. And I hope you will continue to follow this blog, and enjoy the posts as much as I enjoy everything that goes into them.
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[Click on the thumbnails above to view the full size photos]
1 – An overhead view of the escalators at the DuPont Circle metro station.
2 – Colorful row houses on 12th Place in the U Street Corridor.
3 – A woman practicing the art of tightrope walking in DuPont Circle Park.
4 – Bold fashion choices at the Why Not Boutique on U Street.
5 – A skywalk connecting buildings above 8th Street just north of I Street in Chinatown.
6 – Making dumplings in the front window of the Chinatown Express restaurant.
7 – The production house of the Right Proper Brewing Company building in Brookland.
8 – Some artistic cairns in the front yard of a house on 14th Street
9 – The iconic semicircular covered walkway at Federal Triangle.
10 – Ornate details of the former Woodward and Lothrop building.
11 – The brutalist architecture of the HUD Headquarters building.
12 – Food trucks lined up at noon near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.
13 – Flowers on a wrought iron fence in front of a home on Capitol Hill.
14 – Colorfully boarded up windows on the former Randall Junior High School.
15 – A dog napping in the warm sunshine just inside the door to the Lansburgh Building in Penn Quarter.
16 – Japanese lanterns adorn the City Center shopping district during the city’s Cherry Blossom Festival.
17 – Mounted U.S. Park Police officers in Lafayette Square Park.
18 – A painter working and selling his wares on the sidewalk near Eastern Market.
19 – A protestor’s truck parked near the corner of Independence Avenue and 6th Street in Downtown, D.C.
20 – A squirrel hiding on a tree trunk in McPherson Square Park.
21 – The iconic PNC Bank dome at the corner of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.
22 – A street performer in front of the U.S. Treasury Department building.
23 – The symmetry of a downtown office building at the corner of 9th and E Street.
24 – A mural of Mayor Marion Barry near the intersection of 14th and Randolph Streets in 16th Street Heights.