Washington, D.C., The District of Columbia , the Capital of the United States that isn't actually a state itself. This is where I was born. I've always been oddly out of place my whole life, and I suppose DC reflects that in some way. It's not a state, it's just a piece of land that used to be part of Maryland and part of Virginia, just as I'm a piece of flesh thrust upon this land... Hahaha i'm being a bit melodramatic aren't I? Anyway, this is where I was born, and yet this is the place I always sigh about and tell people "Ugh, DC is boring," or "DC sucks," etc, and I completely stand by these opinions. DC sucks because I'm too young for it. It's dreadfully boring for a twenty-year-old who can't go into bars or clubs and doesn't exactly have friend around this area anymore. The only reason I even come back to DC from my home in Chicago is to see my mom. I love the woman. This poor soul that had to push me out of her oh so long ago still lives here in DC, but she loves it. I believe it is because she is old enough to enjoy it. She's always going out, always having fun with her gays (she lives in DuPont Circle), or cooking, baking, going to the gym, working, etc... Maybe I will enjoy DC and learn to appreciate it when I'm a bit older, like the way my mom enjoys it here. Let's hope, and if not there is always ALASKA.
Spring is here! But in DC it's a bit chilly. It seems as though I've brought the Chicago wind with me, and it's a good thing I brought my jacket and rain/snow boots.
These photos are from Friday, it was warmer then, and I went for a nice long walk with my mom. The cherry blossoms were almost in bloom, but the wind and rain these past two days has halted their process. Hopefully tomorrow morning they will be at full peak and i'll take some nice photos.
DC used to have Donkeys and Elephants all over, to represent the two political parties. They all had different designs and we're just amazing to see on the street as a kid. Eventually they had Pandas too, DC is panda crazy because of the Pandas at the zoo. I found this one by the Spanish Steps near Kalorama, and it is obviously owned by some rich patron. Most the the statues are gone now, scattered and owned by the rich... I would like to see some sort of street art statue craze again, but I doubt that will happen.
More flowers and some pictures of my mom.
Below is some street art found in Adams Morgan, a nice neighborhood in DC that reminds me a bit of Logan Square in Chicago, but smaller. I've seen this artist's work in Chicago as well, but their name escapes me at this moment.
In Adams Morgan, my mom and I found an amazing little coffeehouse/bookstore that reminds me of a similar set up in Lincoln Square in Chicago. The coffee was great too.
Adams Morgan, what a beautiful neighborhood.
More art to enjoy