Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2007/10/09 Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

Since my territory in the day job is North America, it seems that I’m assigned to a different city every two months. In addition, with corporate-negotiated rates, the chosen hotel is sometimes in unobvious locations. For October, I spent a few days in the Adams Morgan district of Washington, DC. The General George McClelland statue is at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue NW and Columbia Road NW.

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The area has a lot of embassies. Walking north up Connecticut Avenue NW, there’s a bridge spanning a ravine.

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Looking east (and down) from the bridge is Rock Creek Park — with the National Zoo somewhere near.

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In between the major streets, there’s residential housing. The Kalorama neighbourhood seems to be a desireable one for locals.

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The fungus that I found at the base of a tree wasn’t the only one that I saw during that visit. The weather in DC must encourage it.

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The Taxation Without Representation license plates weren’t on every car, but they weren’t hard to find.

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Adams Morgan is known for the selection of restaurants in the area, as on 18th Street. In the early morning, the street was quiet.

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Walking south on Connecticut Avenue, Dupont Circle is down the hill.

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Closer to Dupont Circle, the restaurants on Connecticut Avenue are larger and more of a destination for visitors outside the neighbourhood.

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The client wasn’t in walking distance of the hotel, and the Metrorail subway seems to run faster than taxis.

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I enjoy seeing parts of cities away from the beaten tourist paths. I can take advantage of the randomness of business travel to explore the world.

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