Thursday, May 2, 2013

Throwback Thursday; Washington, DC

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a love/hate relationship with Washington, DC area. I spent my late teens and 20s in the area with school, grad school, and finally the start of my career.  

On this Throwback Thursday, I am remembering the good times of the 90s;

  • Republic Gardens - One of the hottest nightclubs in DC
  • Howard's Homecoming
  • DC Live
  • The Million Man March
  • neosoul
  • Hipsters
  • Accura Legends
  • graduating from college
  • graduating from grad school
  • living in Baltimore then a DC Suburb
  • thinking I wanted to live in PG
  • Dominican Hair Salons
  • New Balance Sneakers
  • Union Station
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Marion Barry
  • Zanzibar
  • The Ethiopian Restaurant in Adams-Morgan
  • Adams-Morgan

Photo credit:

Photo credit: Soul of America

Washington, DC has gone through gentrification since I last lived in the area. It seems like a brand new city. The change was good though. The city is alive and bustling with new living spaces, restaurants, restoration, and attractions with the same solid foundation of political energy and mid-Atlantic pride.

Ode to "DeeCee". I miss you, sometimes.


I went there a couple of years ago in the dead of winter.....I promised to never go back til it thawed out. But I do love the history there.

*I used to LIVE at Republic Garden!
*Howard's Homecoming was so much a part of my life that when I actually went to school there, it was nothing new.
*Why did everyone have a accura?
*I wanted to live in Mitchellville SO SO bad! I had my neighborhood picked out.
*New Balance: we got a new pair every year. Why?
*Marion Berry: Mayor for LIFE!!!!
*I lived in Adams Morgan for a year when I was at Howard. There was a club/cafe that played live music at night, and they had this big window in the front that was always open, and the music would spill out onto the street. And you could sit at little tables in the front. I used to love that place.
Sigh. I miss home.


Winters in the area are the exact reason I left.

Love your list RD. Mitchelville was high dollar back then. The rich and comfortable.

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