An eclectic mix of anything you can think of.
This was my first time going to the Adams Morgan area in Washington D.C. and the area showcases the international and cultural diversity and creativity of D.C. The neighborhood is made up of old row houses where some are still residences and others have been converted to shops, restaurants or clubs. The houses are painted different colors; many with murals and the residents are from all over the world, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Now granted, I don’t think the houses were meant to be divided the way they are now, with the front steps labeled as one house, let’s say #2638 and the steps around to the side of the house towards the basement are labeled as #2638 1/2. Wow! I don’t think I would live in a 1/2 spot so cramped but so many do and they love it here. I mean you have the best food flavors mix with vintage shops all around you.
I can find an African restaurant serving the best of Zimbabwe cuisine to a great Jamaican café across the street, with a Latin Tattoo parlor above them and a Grunge vinyl record shop in the basement. The music and the bars also draw big crowds at night but even during the day you can find musicians just hanging out and playing, like at the local park we just happened to walk by. This eclectic mix of anything you can think of is what makes Adams Morgan the place to visit.
written by vtayeh on 2009-10-22 in #world #locations #lomo-lc-a-race #homes #stores #neighborhood #international #the-shutterbugs #bars #music #parks #lc-a-race #north-america-team-2 #urban-adventure #restaurants #eclectic-mix #outdoors #color #shops #lc-a