Georgetown, Washington DC

This is the blog of Mark Wordsworm, the travelling worm. I’m a 25-year-old bookmark (I haven’t aged at all since I first wrote this introduction) and I proudly boast my own Hallmark serial number, 95 HBM 80-1. You’ll probably want to read all about me and my Travelling Companion (the TC).

Today’s travel notes

Me and the TC are in Washington, DC. We took a stroll through Georgetown, a historic area of Washington, DC. It was originally a port and an independent municipality, merged into DC in 1871.

My impressions? Tidy, attractive architecture. Quiet paths along the canal and leafy side streets.

Travel tip

Stroll along the bank of the canal. It’s quiet and pretty, even if it’s empty as it was while we were there. The route offers a good alternative to the  busy shopping streets.

The book I’m in

Pearl in a Cage, by Joy Dettman. An engaging tale of a small village in rural Australia, some distance from Melbourne, in the early 20th century. The book draws a convincing picture of the hard life people led in those times. This worm hopes the TC will find more of this author.

The photos

Me at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Georgetown:

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, also called the C&O canal, is approximately 300 km long, running from Georgetown in Washington, DC, to Cumberland, Maryland. The canal was empty when we were there, because it was being cleaned. An empty canal is interesting:

Colourful Wisconsin Ave, Georgetown:

Zara, in Wisconsin Ave:

The imposing Farmers and Mechanics Branch, on the corner of M Street and Wisconsin Ave:

Classic lines, cnr M Street and Wisconsin Ave, opposite the Farmers and Mechanics building:

M Street, the main shopping drag in Georgetown, offering a variety of buildings:

The Azerbaijan trade and cultural centre:

A leafy row in Potomac Street:

Shutters and dormers on the other side of the road:

That’s all for today, folks.

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