While it made for a great caption contest – DCBOEE’s apology is pretty funny with this giant right side up flag superimposed on top of the apology:
Photo by PoPville flickr user blueiris2006
“This is kind of silly, but… who would have guessed that Washington, DC ranks #2 in the nation when it comes to number of residential toilets per capita? According to a new report from Redfin real estate brokerage, there are 98 loos for every 100 people in the DC metro area. DC was topped only by Boulder Colorado, which leads the nation with an estimated 102 toilets per resident.
DC ranks third, behind LA and Chicago, in terms of water consumption based on a day’s worth of flushes. 144.8 Olympic-sized swimming pools could be filled with the water used in a day’s worth of flushes in the DC area.
Redfin real estate brokerage arrived at this list by looking at the most recent household and population data from the American Community Survey, along with county recorder data about the number of toilets present in each residence.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder
From a Destination DC press release:
“Today Lonely Planet, the esteemed international guidebook publisher, announces Washington, DC as their pick for the world’s best city to visit in 2015. America’s capital was selected for its volume of accessible culture, diversity and great value. This honorific decided by Lonely Planet’s in-house expert travelers joins recent pronouncements, notably Forbes magazine’s anointment of DC as the “Coolest City in America.” With exceptional inventory: new hotels, restaurants, attractions, shops and transportation options expected to open in the next 24 months, Washington, DC is positioned to delight domestic and international visitors.
“2015 is a fantastic year to visit Washington, DC and that’s why it was chosen as our #1 city in Best in Travel 2015″ says Tom Hall, head of content for Lonely Planet. “The pomp commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination makes next year big for DC. Add that to its hip neighborhoods, incredible eats, venerable performing arts scene and iconic museums, like the Smithsonian Institution, and the nation’s capital is looking more epic than
Thanks to Wayan for sending:
“Spotted on Florida Avenue at 19th, the Microsoft Bing Maps camera car updating their street view of Washington DC. Gotta say their photo rig is not as impressive as the Google Maps version.”
Just curious – does anyone use Bing?
1776 D Street, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above from yesterday:
“we have heard it is for House of Cards and Kevin Spacey was spotted.”
I can think of no greater torture for a dog than to make him watch a tennis match. Fortunately – this one was pretty content munching on a huge bone.
Thanks to a reader for brightening my day:
“We may be losing our cool crosswalk on 14th St. but we have another little gem on Logan Circle. A friendly “HI” greets people as they enter the roundabout. We noticed it after the circle was recently repaved and the stripes painted.”
Granted this is a rogue one but with the loss of the cool Logan one, seeing the zombies fade from Mt. Pleasant hurts a bit more:
Thanks to a reader for sending:
“Keegan Theatre just started a $4 million renovation project on their Church Street venue. The general contractor, ThinkMakeBuild, provided this cover for the porta-potty to help give the construction project a little class and to make it more aesthetically appealing for neighbors.”