The Washington, DC region is great >> and it can be greater.


Family fun in the Flickr pool

Thanks to everyone who joined the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool and submitted photos! Here are a few of our favorites this week.

The new Petworth Market. Photo by petworthmarket.

Family crossing at 27th and K. Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Tourists learning DC geography. Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Kayaks below the Key Bridge. Photo by lehnermd.

If only Independence Avenue could look like this more often. Photo by katiesalay.

Photo by nevermindtheend.

Photo by mediaslave.

More bollards needed? Photo by katiesalay.

Under the C&O. Photo by lehnermd.

Join the Flickr group and submit your own photos! Photos will ideally depict either great or not-so-great features of a part of the Washington, DC region, showing people, roads, parks, stores or buildings as beautiful and lively places filled with people, or unsightly or desolate places that could be greater.

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 
Laura DeSantis is the Online Advocacy and Outreach Specialist for the Coalition for Smarter Growth. Prior to joining CSG, Laura worked at Fleishman-Hillard Communications, where she worked on digital and social media strategy for clients. Laura is a 2009 graduate of Penn State University and holds bachelor's degrees in Public Relations and History. 


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Heh, I like the comment about Independence Avenue. Seriously, roads would be so much better without any cars!

You know where the roads never have any cars on them? Pyongyang. See

And you know what? All the people there use mass transit, bike, or walk exclusively!

And they even have traffic cops on hand to make sure that the handful of service vehicles don't pose a threat to pedestrians:

Man, Pyongyang must really be a greater greater place to live!

*End wanton snark brought on by being the only person in the country not allowed to leave work early on the Friday before 4th of July* :/

by Dizzy on Jul 2, 2010 4:10 pm • linkreport

Well, I guess there is something we can learn from the North Koreans after all.

by engrish_major on Jul 2, 2010 4:16 pm • linkreport

I'd respond more fully, but my office just got dismissed. Happy Fourth!

by Matt Johnson on Jul 2, 2010 4:22 pm • linkreport


I was about to Rage hard until I realized you were being sarcastic. Thanks for raising my blood pressure.

by Andrew S on Jul 2, 2010 9:50 pm • linkreport

But the real question is: when the cute kid in the stroller in picture 1 is old enough to go to elementary school where will he live? Most likely Arlington or Montgomery County. Until you fix the DC schools, you will lose nearly every family with the means to get out. Nothing else matters at the end of the day.

by urbaner on Jul 6, 2010 11:20 am • linkreport

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