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Discuss: Lesser Washington in the Flickr pool

Last week, reader Jeff Norman pointed out that we tend to stick to the best of Washington with our picks from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool. So this week, we're taking a new tack. Here are our favorite new photos of "Lesser Washington."

Near Union Station. Photo by købiā [].

We'll admit, we're biased toward the great sides of the Washington region. Do you agree?

Photo by nevermindtheend.

Anacostia Metro. Photo by nevermindtheend.

Dupont Circle. Photo by Dan McQuade.

Shaw. Photo by ep_jhu.

Cleveland Park. Photo by thisisbossi.

Gaithersburg. Photo by Boris.

Lesser Seattle? Photo by Jaime Fearer.

Photo by Rich Renomeron.

Got a picture that depicts the best or worst of the Washington region? Make sure to join our Flickr pool and submit your own photos!

Aimee Custis is a wonk, communicator, and professional advocate at the Coalition for Smarter Growth. Her writing represents her own views, though they're often aligned with her employer's. Weekends, you'll find Aimee at home in Dupont Circle or practicing her other love, wedding photography


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I'm intrigued by the Cleveland Shark sign. I don't get it.

by Tim on Dec 20, 2013 2:45 pm • linkreport

A: holy crap the escalator was on fire?! Why don't I remember hearing about this?

B: I'm amused by Keep Cleveland Sharking. I wonder if that email is real.

C: My favorite narrow sidewalk/huge wall combo is on 23rd NW by the state department. If the sidewalk is more than a foot wide I'll eat my hat.

by drumz on Dec 20, 2013 2:50 pm • linkreport

Love the Cleveland Shark sign.

@Tim, in the recent discussion over redoing the streets in Cleveland Park to perhaps remove the service lane, those who wanted to keep it had signs that read "Cleveland PARK" to note their preference for parking. They won.

I hope the Sharks win too.

by Matt on Dec 20, 2013 3:31 pm • linkreport


DDOT is undertaking ADA improvements on the 23rd Street corridor this month to widen that sidewalk and put in new pedestrian ramps at 23rd and E Streets. It won't solve the "huge wall" issue, but will hopefully improve the pedestrian experience for those walking from Foggy Bottom towards the National Mall.

by Patrick Kennedy on Dec 20, 2013 3:50 pm • linkreport

Wonderful, I don't walk there often but it's good to know.

by drumz on Dec 20, 2013 4:05 pm • linkreport

The Sodexo HQ in Gaithersburg is one ugly building.

by ceefer66 on Dec 21, 2013 2:07 pm • linkreport

That first shot is of 1st St. NE next to Union Station. I walk it every day to work. Those orange barrels are supposed to be blocking off that really wide shoulder which is supposed to become a cycletrack I think (recently repaved and painted). But someone keeps moving them onto the sidewalk--and they're spaced so far apart anyway that drivers park there all the time. All the way up the street.

The degree of double and triple parking that goes on along that stretch just stuns me.

by RDHD on Dec 21, 2013 3:06 pm • linkreport

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