This mural is located near Shaw’s Howard Theatre, and the image above was obtained from this website. Of course, with most street art, it’s difficult to understand what context it holds. But here’s my interpretation: The imagery is intense. A pig in a suit being stomped out by a disembodied foot in front of […]
“Education is a Powerful Weapon” – 312 Florida Avenue NW. This mural is quite iconic in Shaw. The vibrant colors and confident stance of the figure depicted certainly extends a strong message; “Education is a Powerful Weapon.” What I especially admired about this mural was the nature of the figure depicted. She’s standing strong, proud, and […]
Notes on Edgewood Terrace It is a very urban neighborhood. It is in NE DC, and the houses that surround it are very urban. The people here are predominantly African American. When I went, it was very warm out, so there were children playing football on the lawn of the apartments There are […]
This last picture I took was when I was waiting for the Metro to go back to Tenleytown. I noticed a lot of people running, and I was wondering where they were running. As it turns out, there is a running path that cuts right alongside the apartments. I thought that it was very […]
The Promenade Ballroom in the Mayflower hotel features extraordinary skylights and detailed paintings throughout. A step inside this ballroom transports you into timeless luxury. Many of the chandeliers are original chandeliers to the hotel and this particular ballroom hosted many presidential events similar to those held in the Grand Ballroom.
This is a photo of the signage located outside of each of the hotels ballrooms. This particular sign explains that the luxurious Grand Ballroom was host to many Inaugural Events such as the Inaugural Ball of President Coolidge in 1925 as well as John Kennedy. This ballroom is truly a landmark in history.
The Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower is one of the most opulent rooms in the hotel. Arched ceilings and gold painted moldings top many of the stately pillars. The Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower has hosted many historical events such as Presidential balls and extravagant dinners. The ballroom has countless mirrored French doors and promenades […]
This photo shows a crystal chandelier featured in the Main Lobby of the Mayflower Hotel. The hotel has many chandeliers that are incredibly detailed. The molding around the chandeliers is artfully designed and painted with gold leaf paint. Each chandelier in the lobby have been hanging since the hotel opened its doors.
This is a photo of the Main Lobby of the Mayflower Hotel. The lobby at this hotel features incredible marble flooring, and intricate crown moldings. Stunning chandeliers hang from high vaulted ceilings, while the many skylights give the lobby natural light. The original lobby of the Mayflower once contained a small cocktail bar, but now […]
This is an exterior photo of the Mayflower Hotel, located on 1127 Connecticut Ave NW in Washington, DC 20036. The Mayflower hotel was opened on February 18, 1925 and is currently the largest luxury hotel in the District of Columbia. The Mayflower Hotel holds incredible history, from hosting many Inaugural Balls to accommodating past Presidents. […]