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Short sleeves in the Flickr pool

Here are our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


Downtown. Photo by Caroline Angelo.


14th St NW. Photo by tedeytan.


1st St NE cycletrack. Photo by BeyondDC.


Tidal Basin bikeshare station. Photo by Aimee Custis.


9th and U St NW. Photo by Clif Burns.

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!

Transit


Did you guess the Metro station? Here are the answers to this week's quiz

On Monday, we posted our first challenge to see how well you knew Metro. I took Instagram photos of 5 stations and we asked you to try to identify them. Here are the answers. How well did you do?

We got 40 guesses on the post. No one guessed all 5 correctly, but two people, Sand Box John and Phil, each got 4 correct. Congratulations!


Image 1: Prince George's Plaza.

The first image was of Prince George's Plaza. Half of you got that right. The station is in an open cut, and the southern end of the platform has nice terraced hedges. Those are visible in the picture from aboard a Greenbelt-bound train.

About a quarter of you guessed Arlington Cemetery, which was a good guess. That station also has side platforms and is in a cut.


Image 2: Greenbelt.

Image 2 was a tough one. This is a photo of a skylight above the faregates at Greenbelt station. Next time you head for the B30, look up.

Only one person, Phil, got this one right.


Image 3: NoMa-Galluadet University.

NoMa is a newer station, which is clear in this photo from the clean, fresh concrete wall. NoMa also went through the signage update early, which is why the sign has new elements, but is missing the "RD" in the circle that is present in the newest signage. 13 of you got this one.

Several of you guessed subway stations for this one. Since the arrow is pointing up toward the platform, this one clearly had to be a station where the tracks were above the mezzanine, not below.


Image 4: Wheaton.

This is a photo of the longest escalators in the Western Hemisphere, at Wheaton station. Of course, Metro has lots of stations with long escalators, so this one was a bit challenging. Even still, 15 of you got it right.

Other popular choices included Woodley Park (7 guesses) and Dupont Circle (4 guesses).


Image 5: Gallery Place.

17 of you correctly deduced that it was Gallery Place. This one is a great example of how to use deductive reasoning to solve the clue. There were some hints of that in the comments. What do we know about the picture?

First off, this is a station that has side platforms and is underground. That immediately narrows it down to 13 stations. We can't see a cross vault, which takes Metro Center and L'Enfant Plaza off the list.

Given the length of the view and the position of the photographer, we can tell that the station has mezzanines at both ends. That narrows it down to 6 (Dupont Circle, Farragut West, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, McPherson Square, and Smithsonian). The platform is also missing pylons, which narrows it down to 4 stations, which don't have them (Farragut West, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, and McPherson Square).

Next Monday, we'll have 5 more photos for you to identify. Thanks for playing!

Transit


How well do you know Metro? Can you guess the station?

One of WMATA's design principles from the start was to have a uniform station design. That can sometimes make it hard to figure out which stop you're at. But there are subtle differences. Can you spot them?


Image 1

A few weeks ago, I started posting one photo a day under the tag #whichWMATA on my Instagram account. We've decided to bring it to Greater Greater Washington. But instead of posting every day, we'll post once a week.

Can you guess where these photos were taken?


Image 2


Image 3


Image 4


Image 5

We'll hide the comments so that the early birds don't spoil the fun for the rest of you.

Update: Some people interpreted the instructions to say that all of the photos are from one station. They are not. You can guess the station for each of the five photos independently.

Update 2: The guessing is over and the answers are here. Check back next week for more photos to guess!

Photography


Bikes (not blossoms) in the Flickr pool

Now that peak bloom is here, chances are you've been inundated with cherry blossom photos this week. They're gorgeous, but there's a lot going on beyond the blossoms!


U Street. Photo by Clif Burns.

Here are our favorite new (non-blossom) images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


Paddleboats and bikes. Photo by Joe in DC.


East Potomac Park. Photo by Colton Brown.


Bike parking at #snapshotdc party. Photo by Joe in DC.


New York Ave. Photo by Eric Williams-13.


Photo by nevermindtheend.

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Photography


Signs in the Flickr pool

Signs are everywhere in Greater Washington. Here are some of our favorites from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


Alexandria - No parking. Photo by thisisbossi.


Go go - U St. NW. Photo by Erin.


Fun or no fun? U St NW. Photo by Clif Burns.


Don't. Photo by nevermindtheend.


St. Jerome's - Hyattsville. Photo by købiā [].


Toward home. Photo by Marc Tomik.


Love - Meridian Hill Park. Photo by Erin.


Caution - NoMa. Photo by Ranpuba.


Vote - Georgetown. Photo by Jacques Arsenault.

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Photography


Struggling toward spring in the Flickr pool

Here are our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


Photo by Ranpuba.


Falls Church. Photo by Thomas Cizauskas.


Meridian Hill Park. Photo by Elvert Barnes.


Bus stop. Photo by Rich Renomeron.


Last August... and sometime again soon, we hope. Photo by Brian Allen.

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Photography


Places and spaces in the Flickr pool


Here are our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


Logan Circle. Photo by thisisbossi.


12th & Q St NW. Photo by Clif Burns.


Photo by wolfkann.


Kingman Pl. Photo by thisisbossi.


Shaw. Photo by Clif Burns.

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Photography


Streets and skies in the Flickr pool

Here are our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


Photo by wolfpackWX.


Georgetown. Photo by Tom Barnes.


V St. NW. Photo by Clif Burns.


Yorktown High School, Arlington. Photo by wolfkann.


Photo by caroline.angelo.

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Photography


Is it spring yet? in the Flickr pool

Here are our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


17th St NW. Photo by wolfkann.



Convention Center. Photo by Rich Renomeron.


Photo by Joe in DC.


14th and P St. NW. Photo by Erin.


Photo by jbouie.


Under the C&O Canal. Photo by christaki.

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Photography


Small details in the Flickr pool

Here are our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.


Photo by Rich Renomeron on Flickr.


Photo by nevermindtheend on Flickr.


Photo by caroline.angelo on Flickr.


Photo by jbouie on Flickr.


Photo by Randall Myers on Flickr.

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