Washington, DC: Columbia Heights, Shaw, LeDroit Park and Mount Pleasant


Washington, D.C. and its ever changing landscape. As a teenager, I spent many days in the Upper Northwest Corridor going to Jones-Haywood School of Ballet riding the infamous 70 bus up and down Georgia Avenue. As well, as visiting my mother’s job at Upper Cardozo Clinic, where she worked as an Epidemiologist. And attending Howard University as a high school senior, who had maxed out on French and was allowed to attend Howard to further my French studies.

These largely minority areas Shaw and Ledroit Park largely African-American and Cardozo and Mt. Pleasant largely LatinX.

Cardozo and Mt. Pleasant are neighborhoods with a very diverse ethnic foods and people. I decided to visit Los Hermanos, Dominican Restaurant on Kenyon Street, NW for Mangu Los Tres Golpe.742CD0E8-377D-458A-B78F-F24421FBC132

It was like being in a Dominican mother’s kitchen.

But, the real adventure was the street art!!! So many beautiful murals. Enjoy the sights. Visit DC there are so many to see!



The above murals are all at Florida Avenue and T Street NW around the Howard Theater. The mural includes, famous entertainers, who hail from DC. It also pays homage to Go-Go Music, which is DC through and through! DC Natives are celebrated in many places in DC, and the alley on T Street is no exception.




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