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Showing posts with label Bethesda- Chevy Chase. Show all posts
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Georgetown, Washington D.C (Part I-- Waterfront)

This is the Key Bridge, named for Francis Scott Key who lived and worked near-by.
I had the chance to spend some time in Georgetown recently, an area I knew little about.  I'm glad I did as it's a fascinating place!  Below are several photos from the Waterfront area. 

For some reason, there is a short raised highway above the waterfront.
Key Bridge from the Waterfront.
The famous or infamous Watergate Hotel.  
I took several shots under the raised highway, and purposely blurred this one.  It ended up being my favorite of all of them. 

In case you can't make Pimp-Daddy out, here's a better look......

Rowing Crews on their Shells. Rowing or "Crew" racing is big on the Potomac in Georgetown.

This day, the races were Bishop Ireton High School from Alexandria, Virginia and Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School from Bethesda, Maryland.

Georgetown Waterfront.  The Waterfront has been renovated and transformed into a  modern world class park  To the right you can see The Watergate Hotel and the Kennedy  Center.  

Rosslyn and the Key Bridge.
Just to give you an indication of how large this bridge is!

A lot of people were out on a cold morning watching the races.

This is a great place to run too.
Maybe NOT such a great place for kite-flying!

Part II will have a couple shots from around town.............