09/18/14 10:22pm

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A reader wrote in asking:

“For avid readers, who would like a relatively quiet place to read, yet in a somewhat amenable location for eats and coffee, where are good locations in DC?”

I’d def. be curious to hear folks recommendations but I’d also like to expand a bit – where are the places you go to unplug in DC – if you just want to relax and breath? Besides my go to Meridian Hill Park, when I’m on the Hill I love the Bartholdi fountain and the nearby Botanic Gardens. Where are your favorite spots to just chill (indoors and outside?) And of course for folks who like to read/study away from home – where are your go to spots?

And here’s the view from those seats pictured above:

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Bartholdi Fountain near the Capitol.

09/18/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

Congrats to PoPville pick Rachel with:

“40 year old virgin”

Congrats to PoP pick Antknee21 with:

“Now, where is the nearest Capital UnicylceShare Station???”

Honorable mention to Formerly Broken Jaw with:

“The 6 o’ clock boy.”

And mad props to the guy photographed for being cool:

” Urbanized Ruralite

Hey there, PoPville. I’m the guy featured in the unicycle photo above, as i just came from a 40 mile ride on that big wheel as part of my fitness regimen, with actually losing 30 pounds since I’ve gotten serious about the sport!! And while it may seem superfluous for me to be wearing all of that body armor, it is really great to have on in the event of a high impact unplanned dismount (UPD) off of the 36″ wheel going at 20+ mph with ya’ll DC drivers out there. So I guess I could always ride two wheels but I prefer challenges in life actually. And a 40 year Old Virgin!?? I find that allusion quite amusing:-) Cheers, Neighbor!”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts or tote bags.

09/18/14 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Milo, of Logan Circle, pleading for a belly rub. I happily obliged.”

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“Minky from Dupont Circle enjoying a belly rub”

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“Ozzy keeping watch over his domain? Ozzy lives in Cleveland Park.”

Ed. Note: The queue is heavy again, thanks to all who answered the call for entries yesterday! I got to see so many happy faces – I’ll send ya an email the day your pet is posted. Thanks again!