The streets of DC have charming posts. Beyond the traditional grid system (What’s on 5th Avenue between 40th and 42nd street in New York?) Washington crosses numbered streets with lettered streets. Which I find poetic. What does G street stand for? G is for Grandeur? Or G is for Government? (That one was too easy)
DC’s Chinatown probably runs two, two and half blocks. Including a huge arch. But the pavement holds surprises. isolated tiles feature animals. Looking hard I could see very stylized animals. I understood (I think) the tiles represented the chinese calendar zodiac. Shengxiao (?). The horse above, the dragon below. There were also a monkey, a rat, a rooster. (When the rooster crows at the break o’dawn, look out your window and I’ll be gone – Dylan)
No relationship with Chinatown. Just found the road signs in DC a variant of Street art.
Peace in Tranquility near GW University.
N street is for “No.No.” Do NOT block intersection. (Only) One way. You have the right to an attorney…
A very dainty little shop. With a creative name.
I confess. I fell in love with the houses in DC. Want to buy one. (Keep on dreaming?)
A rare blue house. Most tones tend to brick/red. Sometimes grey.
Sponsored by the WWF. Do not enter. Cougar zone?
E is for Euclid. Sue Grafton would have said “E is for Evidence”. Only straight angles allowed on Euclid Street. No exceptions.
“You have mail”. Georgetown.
Georgetown is possibly one of the most well-known neighbourhoods of DC. Not the only one. There are many areas of town that are very pleasant to walk or cycle by. Try Columbia heights for instance.
We deliver… (And don’t forget the tip…)
Didn’t find much street art in DC. Maybe I din’t go in the right places. The Capital of the Empire is Clean and Tidy. Here are just a few.
The usual: text and photos (C) yours truly.
Thanks for taking this short trip to DC. Really worth it. A nice, pleasant town.
Y’all be good naw and have a lovely week-end.