I’ve often felt as if I give the city I live in (ok, 10 miles outside of) short shrift. Traveling around the world I photograph and explore, but I often forget or choose not to take my camera when I’m in D.C. Or at least I used to, until I got a tiny but mighty pocket camera that is no bigger than an iPhone and much higher quality, my trusty Canon S110, purchased for about $250 after the newer S120 came out recently at twice the price. It’s now my constant companion.
This weekend has seen Indian Summer weather in the nation’s capitol. Mr. D and I decided to do an urban explore without any particular destination in mind. We took the new silver line metro to the Eastern Market stop and just walked. We were both truly surprised by the gentrification around the Marine Barracks / Eastern Market / 8th Street area, which is now filled with outdoor cafes and stores catering to young families and hip singles. After browsing through the outdoor stalls and the indoor market itself and getting pizza and beer at Seventh Hill, we sauntered down Pennsylvania Avenue past the Library of Congress
What a fun way to spend an afternoon. I have to remember to sightsee near home more often!