One of my favorite weekend pastimes is urban hiking. Washington, D.C., especially at this time of year, is perfect for that. I particularly enjoy walking up and down Georgia Avenue, which extends from parts of D.C. (it changes to 7th Street south of U Street NW) all the way into Montgomery County, Maryland. One of the reasons I enjoy walking along Georgia Ave is that it goes on forever and, as a person who does not own a smart phone, I do not have to worry about getting lost. Of course, the fact that it is bustling with people and activities, including various recent construction developments, also makes it an interesting route.
As someone who works at a library, it is hard to miss that there are four libraries on Georgia Ave (yet another reason why this street is superior to most other streets). These are the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, the Petworth Neighborhood Library, the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, and the Wheaton Regional Library. While the first three are located in Washington, D.C., the fourth is in the State of Maryland. So, I thought it would be fun to take pictures of these libraries and share them with In Custodia Legis readers. Enjoy!
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library