D.C. December 24, 2017
8 Iconic Places Every True Washingtonian Will Instantly Recognize
DC has plenty of iconic places that almost everyone recognizes. We all know the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol. But there are the smaller places that can be just as iconic. Not everyone will recognize these iconic places but true Washingtonians will absolutely recognize these iconic DC places.
1. Watergate Hotel
It's hard to miss the Watergate. The huge six building complex plays a big role in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood and every Washingtonian remembers the role it played in the nation in the 1970s.
2. Anacostia Building
The Anacostia neighborhood has changed a lot over the years. And this building has been a testament to it. While several different tenants have taken up residence in this iconic building, the sign has remained the same.
3. Mama Ayesha’s Mural
Mama Ayesha is a long-running Middle Eastern restaurant. It mural was created in 2009 and is known as DC's "largest postcard."
4. Blues Alley Jazz
Blues Alley is an iconic jazz club that has been a part of DC culture since 1965. It's tucked away in a Georgetown alley but Washingtonians know its more than just a humble building in an alley!
5. Fort Reno Park
Fort Reno Park is not a hot tourist spot. But it's the highest natural point in the city. Washingtonians can spot its tower miles away.
6. Yenching Palace
Sadly Yenching Palace isn't technically Yenching Palace. It's not a Wal-Greens but the outside of the build looks the same. And everyone in the city knows that at this now defunct Chinese food place, US and Russia resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis.
7. Uptown Theater
The Uptown Theater opened in 1936 and was once known as "the best screen" in DC. Today, it's nostalgic sign reminds Washingtonians of simpler time.
8. Captain White Seafood City
While it's only one part of the Maine Avenue Fish Market, Captain White Seafood City is by far the most memorable. The fish market is the perfect place to enjoy fresh fish in the district.
If you know these places and spent time growing up in the District,
then let’s see how many of these things you remember!