Tuesday, February 19, 2008
After seeing the really cool frog exhibit at National Geographic yesterday, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and being downtown and went on a long photo safari. I walked down to the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, then turned around and headed north. I walked from the aforementioned 16th and Penn all the way up to 16th and Colorado--more than four miles uphill. From Colorado, I hooked a right and headed home.
Over the next several weeks, you'll see the results of my walk from America's most powerful home to my humble abode more than five miles away. In that walk, you'll see parks, statues, art, philanthropic institutions, old and new architecture, trade unions, homes, and churches. In fact, tomorrow I'll commence a new feature here on D.C. Confidential I'm calling "The Churches of 16th Street." You'll soon see why.
Today's picture is a bunch of crocuses (croci? What's the plural for crocus?) I found under a tree in front of the office of the National Education Association on 16th and M Streets NW. I hope it's a sign that spring is right around the corner.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 2/08