With businesspeople and briefcases crowding the sidewalks to and from work (and slow-walking not an option), Downtown DC feels like any other urban downtown. But it sure doesn't look like them—a scarcity of skyscrapers lends an open, transparent air, allowing this metropolis to make its own political statement. Beyond the hustle and bustle of Downtown's main corridors, Penn Quarter provides locals with a splash of culture and entertainment when their workdays end.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Behind the Iron Gates
We are right in the heart of the city with easy access to all metros: Red Line at Metro Center, Green/Yellow, Blue/Orange line at McPherson Square. The neighborhood is very walkable and great for jogging down to the National Mall, Washington Monument, Smithsonian, and Potomac River."
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As a freelance photographer based out of DC, I’ve had a lifelong desire to be submerged in different cultures, meet people of all walks of life, and eat bizarre foods. While my personal favorite escape is surfing remote warm-water breaks in Central America, I loved working on this project and discovering the many hidden subcultures that make up the diverse and often-mislabeled city of Washington, D.C.