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Showing posts with label Key Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Key Bridge. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Georgetown, Washington D.C (Part II-- Around Town)

After visiting the Waterfront, I made my up into town to look around.

The old Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal runs through town. Georgetown was established in 1751 as a tobacco port. To overcome natural obstructions further up the Potomac River, the C&O Canal extended 184 miles from Georgetown to Western Maryland to transport people and goods.
Guess this stuff is everywhere......................
Bridge over the Canal.
Planks and nails of the bridge worn smooth over the years.
Nice sentiment, but, Really?

This flag flies over the Francis Scott Key Park and Star Spangled Banner Monument. 

There's some amazing architecture here.  
You could spend all day wandering the streets trying to take it all in.

Apparently there is always a line at this place.

Thanks for looking...........

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.............