Better know the District, part 4

This is my final week in Washington, D.C. — for now! — so it’s time for the fourth and last installment of my “Better know the District” posts. I haven’t had as much time to wander around the city lately, but I didn’t have to look far to find photos worth taking:

Stanton Park, Northeast D.C.

Georgetown after a rainstorm, where petals from the trees stuck everywhere like snow.

I just liked the colors and textures here. From uneven brick sidewalks to outdated police callboxes, D.C. streets are full of beautiful, worn-down things.


The Hill Center, near Eastern Market, Southeast D.C.

Tree branches, heavy with blossoms, hang over Capitol Hill sidewalks.

The Jefferson Memorial.

Houseboats and boats at the Southwest Waterfront — I had come early for the Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks after dark.

I’m going to miss this place.


Better know the District, part 3

We’re accelerating into spring here — slowly, after a few false starts. Here’s what D.C. has looked like from my perspective during the last dregs of winter:


Near Benning Road NE


Union Market, Northeast DC


Recycled water bottle chandelier in Union Market.


A foretaste of spring at Union Market.

Mar31Capitol view from L’Enfant Plaza.

Peace Fellowship Church in Northeast D.C.

The Bumper Jacksons, a ragtime-jazz-folk band, performing at the Our City Film Festival.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Palm Sunday.

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The Frederick Douglass house, Anacostia.

Anacostia — I just liked these garage doors.

Rooftop view at sunset on Captiol Hill. 

Better know the District, part 2


National Baptist Memorial Church and  All Souls Church, 16th Street NW

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A barber shop east of the Anacostia River.

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All the doors are different here.

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View from a Metro station.

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Yard art in Capitol Hill.


I guess this is where all those inauguration tote bags and sweatshirts end up. Florida Avenue NE. 


Long tunnels make me grateful for functioning Metro escalators.


St. Mary Mother of God Church (built in 1890), Chinatown.


Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Hirshorn Museum.


Dupont Circle — but these signs have been changed all over the city. I hope they stay that way.

Related: See my first Better know the District post.