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Angles and curves 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.


Cranes at Southwest Waterfront, as seen from Ohio Drive. Photo by Aimee Custis.


Eckington. Photo by Jordan Barab.


Tysons. Photo by Joe Flood.


National Museum of African American History and Culture. Photo by Jim Havard.


Photo by nevermindtheend on Flickr.

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Here are the answers to whichWMATA week 91

On Tuesday, we featured the ninety-first challenge to see how well you knew the Metro system. Here are the answers. How'd you do?

This week, we got 44 guesses. 24 of you got all five. Great work, everyone!


Image 1: Georgia Avenue

The first image shows an entrance to Georgia Avenue station, viewed from the Park Place across the street. The primary clue here is the lozenge-shaped entrance pavilion. This style of entrance is only present at three stations, with Columbia Heights and Congress Heights rounding out the set.

Other clues included the acute intersection of Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues and the rowhouses of Pleasant Plains in the background. 37 got it right.


Image 2: Ballston

The second image shows the entrance at Ballston station. This canopy is fairly unique, though a similar style is used for the eastern entrance at Judiciary Square. The commuter store in the center provides another hint.

39 knew this one.


Image 3: Judiciary Square

The third photo was taken at Judiciary Square. While there's not a lot of direct evidence in the photo, the reflection in the water is of a very distinctive building: the National Building Museum. The iconic structure stands directly across from the eastern entrance to Judiciary Square, which has an uncovered escalator shaft.

40 guessed Judiciary Square.


Image 4: Rhode Island Avenue

Rhode Island Avenue station featured in our fourth picture. The station is visible at left, viewed here from the new pedestrian bridge linking the station to the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The fencing on either side of the bridge is fairly distinctive, and that was the main clue.

The radio tower and the distant Capitol dome may have helped you narrow down the possibilities. 40 sussed out the right answer.


Image 5: Tenleytown

The last picture comes from Tenleytown. We featured a very similar photo in week 57, as it happens.

Tenleytown is the only Arch I or Arch II station where the elevator bypasses the mezzanine and goes straight to the platform. Because of this, there's a solitary faregate, TVM and exitfare machine at the south end of the platform.

29 came to the correct conclusion.

Thanks for playing. Great work! We'll be back in two weeks with another quiz.

Information about contest rules, submission guidelines, and a leaderboard is available at http://ggwash.org/whichwmata.

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Think you know Metro? It's whichWMATA week 91

It's time for the ninety-first installment of our weekly "whichWMATA" series! Below are photos of 5 stations in the Washington Metro system. Can you identify each from its picture?


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Image 5

We'll hide the comments so the early birds don't spoil the fun.

Please have your answers submitted by noon on Thursday. Good luck!

UPDATE: The answers are here.

Information about contest rules, submission guidelines, and a leaderboard is available at http://ggwash.org/whichwmata.

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Fading summer 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.


U Street. Photo by Mike Maguire.


McLean Metro station. Photo by Daniel Kelly.


Chinatown. Photo by Todd Taylor.


11th Street NW. Photo by Aimee Custis.


U Street. Photo by Ted Eytan.

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Splish splash in the Flickr pool

This week, we dug through the archives of the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region, for photos of some of our favorite fountains around the area.


Lower Senate Park. Photo by Ian Livingston.


Hirshhorn Museum. Photo by pablo.raw.


National Seminary Park (Silver Spring). Photo by Brandon Kopp.


Mosaic District. Photo by Maryland Route 5.


Lafayette Park. Photo by Erin.


Sculpture Garden. Photo by pablo.raw.


Dupont Circle. Photo by Erin.


Yards Park. Photo by Caroline Angelo.


Library of Congress. Photo by wh0c4rez.


Bartholdi Park Fountain. Photo by GlynLowe.com.


Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. Photo by Brandon Kopp.

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Fleeting 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.


Lunaria - "Silver Dollar". Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Erinn Shirley.


Photo by Mark Andre.


Train #3108 at National Airport. Photo by Erinn Shirley.


Case Bridge. Photo by Der Berzerker.


Georgetown. Photo by Kevin Behr.


Viva Vienna mural. Photo by Joe Flood.

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Above and below 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 Beau Finley.



Shaw. Photo by Ted Eytan.


Union Station. Photo by Der Berzerker.


Dupont Circle Metro station. Photo by Claire Uziel.


Convention Center. Photo by Beau Finley.

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Sizzling 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.


Adams Morgan. Photo by ctj71081.


Photo by Joe Flood.


MLK Library. Photo by washingtonydc.


Arlington County fair. Photo by Dennis Dimick.


H Street. Photo by Ted Eytan.

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Here are the answers to whichWMATA week 90

On Tuesday, we featured the ninetieth challenge to see how well you knew the Metro system. Here are the answers. How'd you do?

This week, we got 27 guesses. Nine of you got all five. Great work, Peter K, J-Train-21, Stephen C, Solomon, AlexC, JamesDCane, dpod, Travis Maiers, and We Will Crush Peter K!


Image 1: L'Enfant Plaza

The first image features a Metro pylon directing passengers to the western entrance to L'Enfant Plaza. This entrance is inside the L'Enfant Plaza shopping concourse, and isn't the easiest to find from the street. This pylon bridges the gap between the traditional M-capped pylon on D Street and the mall entrance.

The main clues for this image are the brutalist buildings in the backgound. They're very iconic and should have been easiily recognizable as parts of the L'Enfant Plaza complex. 20 got it right.


Image 2: Grosvenor

The second image shows the pedestrian bridge over Tuckerman Lane connecting Grosvenor station to the Strathmore Arts Center. The curve of this bridge was a clue, since few pedestrian bridges in the system are curved. The two obvious choices are New Carrollton and Grosvenor, which have bridges like this.

However, the bridge at New Carrollton has a sharper curve. The colored lights here are also very distinctive, but if you haven't used the bridge at night, that might not have been helpful. 11 figured it out nonetheless.


Image 3: Braddock Road

The third image shows some new-ish signage at Braddock Road. We discussed these new platform decals in a post several months ago. This is the only station in the system with these markings.

Additional clues include the Alexandria Peak roof style (only King Street has the same canopy) and a blue marker on the train's destination sign. 14 figured it out.


Image 4: Deanwood

This picture shows the north end of the platform at Deanwood. The surroundings here should help you eliminate all the other possibilities. The catenary masts in the background mean this must be one of the Orange Line stations on the eastern end of the line. But the lack of wires eliminates Landover and New Carrollton.

The island platform eliminates Cheverly. The houses mean that this can't be Minnesota Avenue, since DC 295 is just west of the station. That leaves Deanwood. 21 worked out the logic correctly.


Image 5: Naylor Road

The final image shows a view from the platform at Naylor Road. The perspective here means this is an elevated station. The buildings in the distance, Lynhill Condominiums, were another clue.

Aerial images might have helped you narrow this down, by locating the bus loop and park-and-ride. 18 came to the correct conclusion.

Great work, everyone. Thanks for playing!

We're taking a break until the end of September. So take some time to study up and we'll see you on September 27 with week 91.

Information about contest rules, submission guidelines, and a leaderboard is available at http://ggwash.org/whichwmata.

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Think you know Metro? It's whichWMATA week 90

It's time for the ninetieth installment of our weekly "whichWMATA" series! Below are photos of 5 stations in the Washington Metro system. Can you identify each from its picture?


Image 1


Image 2


Image 3


Image 4


Image 5

We'll hide the comments so the early birds don't spoil the fun.

Please have your answers submitted by noon on Thursday. Good luck!

UPDATE: The answers are here.

Information about contest rules, submission guidelines, and a leaderboard is available at http://ggwash.org/whichwmata.

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