Sunday, April 12, 2015

Go visit the Cherry Blossoms at night

The Cherry Blossoms are in peak bloom around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC this weekend.  They are beautiful and it is well worth going to see them.  However,  when you have peak bloom on a weekend, it gets incredibly crowded. 


You can avoid the crowds by going at night.  You won't get the overwhelming majesty of the pink-white blossoms everywhere, but you will get to see the blossoms in a way that most people don't, and they are still quite beautiful.


 The light cherry blossoms really stand out against the dark sky, and they seem to fade away in the distance.

Although it is less crowded, that doesn't mean no one is there.  A reasonable stream of people are walking aroun.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The old Hamburger Hamlet at Georgetown Square

The Hamburger Hamlet restaurant at Georgetown Square on the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda has been vacant for a while.  Recently there has been a flurry of activity there, preparing for the new tenant, Not Your Average Joe's, which will be opening this summer.  The atrium area in the front, which was the bar is totally gone, so clearly, the new restaurant will look a a lot different.

This will be the second Maryland location for the restaurant chain.