Day 16

Forest Hills (July 18) We continued our exploration of Forest Hills on a hot muggy evening. Occasionally we have come across houses that look to have started life looking the same but have grown apart as they have grown older. Here are a couple of examples. We were delighted to come across some mid-century modern …

Day 15

Forest Hills / Connecticut Avenue (July 16, 2019) This evening we set out to explore the Forest Hills neighborhood. Forest Hills sits between Connecticut Avenue to the west and Rock Creek Park to the east. We began our walk by ambling down 36th street where you can easily imagine you are out in the middle …

Day 13

Spring Valley / American University (July 13, 2019) We continued our discovery of Spring Valley. Today we walked along a number of streets that include much larger houses. Many had country flags flying out front, suggesting that they are embassy residences. We particularly like the residence of the Korean Ambassador with it’s distinctly Asian design. …

Day 11

Spring Valley (July 11, 2019) Today we began walking in Spring Valley. Our exploration started in the northern part of the neighborhood, consisting primarily of large brick houses on winding roads. They look as though they were built as part of a single development in the late eighties or early nineties. The development does not …

Day 10

Chevy Chase (July 10, 2019) We once again ventured into Chevy Chase, passing by this recently built residential building that looks as if it would be more at home in Miami than on upper Connecticut Avenue. We made our way across to Broad Branch Road which constitutes the eastern border of upper Ward 3. Across …

Day 9

Chevy Chase (July 9, 2019) Today we headed east and across Connecticut Avenue into Chevy Chase. Contrary to what you might think, Chevy Chase is not named after the American comedian. Rather, it is named after an old ballad celebrating a famous British battle. http://www.chevychasehistory.org Chevy Chase is similar in many respects to the AU …

Day 8

Friendship Heights (July 5, 2019) We decided to stay close to home today, walking up to the Friendship Heights shops that line both sides of Wisconsin Avenue and straddle the District – Maryland border. Lining the west side of Wisconsin Avenue is Mazza Gallery, a mall that is anchored by a Neiman Marcus store but …

Day 7

Tenleytown (June 23, 2019) Back in Tenleytown we wandered by Janney Elementary School and decided to take a look around. The school opened in 1925 and undertook a massive renovation in around 2010. On the Janney school grounds, but not visible from the street, is this awesome mural by Matthew Willey. Willey has made a …