No more snow on the ground! In fact, it was an absolutely gorgeous weekend in D.C., so my wife and I decided to play tourist. On Saturday, we did a guided walking tour of Capitol Hill and Barrack's Row, then strolled around Eastern Market. Unfortunately, I neglected to bring my camera on Saturday...but yesterday we elected to walk down to the Smithsonian, and I did bring my trusty digital along.
We walked down 13th street because it's where we live, and also because it's a rather scenic street in the District. Not many people spend time on it, which is a shame--there's a lot of nice buildings and parks along the way. So, I thought I'd do a little tour of 13th street with some of the photos i took yesterday. Most of them are along 13th, but a few of them venture off a bit. Hope you enjoy them...
We'll begin, naturally, at our building. I think one of our cats was looking out the window.
This is the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, a block down from us. It's a nice little church, and I've always liked the colorful row houses that follow alongside it.
A couple of blocks further down, and you arrive at our neighborhood's namesake, Logan Circle. The Circle and the gorgeous Victorian houses that sorround it are on the National Register of Historic Places. General Logan is the guy on the horse in the statue:
Another shot of the Logan Circle Park. You can see some of the homes across the street--most of them are stunning.
This is a mansion that sits on the circle. I don't know if it's a single residence or multiple, but it's nice to look at.
Walking a little farther down, you get to the intersection of 13th and Massacusetts Ave. Nothing of particular note here, just a nice shot down the street, with some trees and flowers out.
Here is the Franklin School Building, which I believe is still used as a private school.
This is a shot of the 13th street-side of Franklin Park, one of the many green spaces one can find throughout central D.C.
Some buildings along K St. behind Franklin Park. Particularly at night, there is something about this view that reminds me a little bit of Central Park.
At the corner of 13th and New York Ave., looking across at the Museum of Women in the Arts.
The plaza of the New York Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest in the city.
Here's another shot of the church:
This is the Warner Theater, one of the main downtown theaters. We saw the Nutcracker here last December.
Looking into the courtyard of the Ronald Reagan Building, the largest office building in the District.
...more to come.