On Sunday I was in DC to meet with DCUE for another photo session in the trolley tunnels under Dupont Circle, but on my way down I had to stop first at The Pure Pasty to grab lunch. They had just opened and as I walked through the door the aroma of freshly cooked pasties wafted about me, my mouth watering instantly. This tiny bakery come cafe, owned by an English guy, cooks the best ever traditional Cornish pasty this side of the Atlantic. I smiled at the sign on the counter, "Don't tap on the glass, you'll scare the pasties."
Later in DC I was surprised at the lack of crowds and wished I'd driven in rather than using the metro. Being the 9/11 anniversary there had been a marathon run in the morning and would be other events taking place throughout the day. I'd seen folks at the metro with flags draped around them or wearing patriotic colors to show their allegiance. I was expecting hoards of people and traffic but the city was relatively quiet. I got off at an earlier stop on the metro so I could walk a mile to Dupont Circle.
Heurich House, or The Brewmaster's Castle, is open for tours but reservations need to be made so I'll have to put that on my 'to do' list. It looked amazing inside too from the website photos.
More about the artist here.
In Dupont Circle, I toured the shoe shops, finding an incredible pair of boots which I may have to go back for, and checked out the farmers' market.
5 years ago.
of an 'art piece', but were now being dismantled. My first thought was, what a waste of resources, but the article images were more interesting than what had been left here today.
The place had been trashed quite extensively since I'd last been down here, yet maybe that was part of dismantling, I wasn't sure. but I didn't hang around the areas that had piles of debris, broken plaster board and wiring on the floor, although some of the guys seemed to find things to photograph here.