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I nearly knocked Ralph Nader over about 15 minutes ago, outside Cafe Luna. Maybe if I kicked him in the knee, he'd stop running for President?

You know, I need a DC icon, but I'd rather not use the Capital or the Washington Monument. Any suggestions for iconic images that aren't so touristy?

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vyxenmacd
Oct. 11th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Hey there.. I'm at 21st / Q / Mass Ave

Icons... hmmm... the 930 Club?
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good one.
serendipity9000
Oct. 11th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Maybe the metro sign for the stop you work near?
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
I like that! I was think about how to iconize the metro map, but it's a bit too big. That's a nice slice of it.
peregrin8
Oct. 11th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
DC icons?
My first non-touristy thoughts were of Taxation Without Representation, rats, and Fugazi. But the metro map is perhaps a better idea!
jgcr
Oct. 11th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Ft. Reno stage. (ok too obscure)

The Tombs (hey it was in St. Elmo's fire)

Smithsonian castle (touristey but less often used)

Vietnam memorial (beautiful but a downer)

Cathedral (looks like other cathedrals)
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
excellent suggestions.
louiseroho
Oct. 11th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Mapquest view of DC.
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
or possibly Google maps!
mirandakali
Oct. 11th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
During this time of the year?
....Exorcist stairs! Exorcists stairs! (maybe with a snarky little comment about how even the devil has a steep climb in D.C. or something)
;)
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
Heh. I like that one.
lionsden
Oct. 11th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
If you decide to kick him in the knee, let me know, I'll come over and watch. Our company used to share the second floor of our old building with one of his offices. I'll have to fill you in on that sometime. His office personnel do nothing to recommend him.


Cherry blossoms are definitely DC, still touristy, but at least they are prettier than the Capital or Monument.
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
Jason mentioned something about that :)
redsteve
Oct. 11th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Marion Barry giving the crowd the finger at Adams Morgan Day.
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
Hrm. Perhaps not quite the mood I want to convey.
mercurialgirl
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
Cherry blossoms, maybe?

Elephants and donkeys with money coming out their ears? Other orifices?


gustavvs
Oct. 11th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
K Street isn't that interesting. LOL
gustavvs
Oct. 11th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
The reflecting pool is nice. the potomic under the bridge at Georgetown. M Street. The Marine barracks & the destroyer.
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, not the Marine barracks. Maybe the river at G town, though.
_blackjack_
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Chuck Brown!

fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah! That might work.
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fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
I bet that's gorgeous! Can I see?
obscurerichard
Oct. 12th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Use the DC flag:



Optionally, replace the stars with X's, to show how punk you are.

That's what a guy who works at Sticky Fingers Bakery has tattooed on his neck.

Ahem. Now I understand the back story:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1137-2004Jun23.html

Something like this, but all iconified:

Flex Your Head cover
fenriss
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, how cool! Thanks for the stroy link. I will work on something like this.
lilu22
Oct. 13th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I used to be able to go to Sticky Fingers for a brake during the work day. It was a block from the office. Now, I just dream about it, although I'm happy that they have a bigger space and more to offer and it sounds like they are doing really well. Yay!
nina_ds
Oct. 12th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Is it sad that my first thought was bumper-to-bumper traffic?

The cherry blossoms are nice, though. And I have some pictures of being stuck in traffic with cherry blossoms in!
lightbringer23
Oct. 13th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
There have to be some usable DC images from the 'Cesspool on the Potomac' Simpsons episode.
rimrender
Oct. 16th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Find a Disco Dan tag photo.
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