Posts belonging to Category 'Real World DC'

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – Real World DC

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1514 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1514 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

Mike and Ashley go to church in Episode 4 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The church is located 9 blocks from the Real World DC house.

Interestingly the path that Mike and Ashley walked from St. Luke’s took them north for 4 blocks on 15th Street NW and then left (west) on S Street over to the Real World DC house. This path took them first behind and then along the side of the Supreme Council, one of the important buildings mentioned in The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. In the Episode 4 you can see the Supreme Council as Mike and Ashley walk behind it. It appears again in the background as they walk along S Street toward the Real World DC house. As Dan Brown points out in his novel, this is a striking but at the same time little known building in Washington DC. Click Supreme Council to see the StationStart.com entry about the unusual building in Washington DC.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 1514 15th Street NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the church.

Closest Metro Station: The Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, but the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station on the Green and Yellow Lines is only a little bit further away.

Lunch at Lauriol Plaza – Real World DC

Lauriol Plaza Restaurant at 1835 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

Lauriol Plaza Restaurant at 1835 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

Callie, Ashley and Erika have lunch at Lauriol in episode 3 or Real World DC.

Sign - Lauriol Plaza Since 1983

Sign - Lauriol Plaza Since 1983

Callie ordered Sunshine Salad, and Ashley asked if she ever missed meat. Callie said she was never a big meat eater, avoiding red meat in favor of chicken or fish. She went on to say that her Mom had been hard on her. She was a personal trainer and aerobics instructor and was always talking about food.

According to the restaurant’s Website, it won an award for best Mexican food in 2002, and someone described it as one of the best Spanish restaurants. They definitely serve Mexican food, and they also have paella.

Lauriol Plaza is located at 1835 18th Street NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of Lauriol Plaza.

Closest Metro Station: The Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to the Lauriol Plaza Restaurnat.

Cannon House Office Building

Cannon House Office Building, 283 1st Street Southeast, Washington, DC

Cannon House Office Building, 283 1st Street Southeast, Washington, DC

The Cannon House Office Building, the oldest of the congressional office buildings, was built between 1905 and 1908. The building with an area of 671,921 square feet is built in the Beaux Arts architectural style.

The photograph above was taken near the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and 1st Street SE. The main entrance is located at the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey Avenue SE. Inside the main entrance is the Rotunda that is just over 57 feet in diameter.

Cannon House Office Building

Cannon House Office Building

The Cannon House Office Building is located at 283 1st Street Southeast, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Cannon House Office Building.

Closest Metro Station: The Capitol South Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is nearest to the Cannon House Office Building.

Real World DC: In Episode 8 Mike goes to room 501 of the Cannon House Office Building to meet with his congressman Jared Polis, the Congressman from Colorado’s 2nd district.

Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan

Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan Painted on the Side of 2461 18th Street NW

Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan Painted on the Side of 2461 18th Street NW

The Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan is an advertisement for Madams Organ Restaurant and Bar and is painted on the side of the building where it is located.

The image is distinctive and easily visible along parts of 18th Street NW.

Flashes of this image appear in multiple episodes of Real World DC. This wall art is painted only a few doors away from the cocktail glass light that also appears in multiple episodes of Real World DC. This wall painting and the cocktail glass are located so that they can and do sometimes appear in the same camera shot. Click Cocktail Glass Light to see the StationStart.com entry about that light.

The Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan is painted on the side of 2461 18th Street NW, Washington, DC in Adams Morgan. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the side of the building where the Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan is painted.

Closest Metro Station: The Metro station nearest the cocktail glass light is the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station about six tenths of a mile away.

Signs at Real World DC House

 Dupont Circle DC Historic District Sign at 20th and S Streets NW, Across 20th Street from 2000 S Street NW, the Real World DC House

Dupont Circle DC Historic District Sign at 20th and S Streets NW, Across 20th Street from 2000 S Street NW, the Real World DC House

There are some signs near the Real World DC house that show up in multiple episodes, so I thought I would dedicate this entry to signs at or near the house.

The Dupont Circle DC Historic District sign above shows up repeatedly in the series. Actually there are two such signs where the house is located at the intersections of S Street NW with 20th Street NW. The one shown above is on the southeast corner of the intersection, just across 20th Street NW from the house. The other circular sign is located on the northwest corner of the intersection, just across S Street NW from the house.

PRIVATE Signs at Real World DC House, 2000 S Street NW

PRIVATE Signs at Real World DC House, 2000 S Street NW

Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Dupont Circle DC Historic District circular sign that appears in several episodes of Real World DC.

There are two PRIVATE signs on metal gates leading into the house. The gates are located right at the edge of the sidewalk. In the image, the one at the top is located at the entrance that faces 20th Street NW. The essentially identical sign at the bottom is located at the entrance that faces S Street NW. The S Street entrance is the one with the steps that appears frequently in the show.

Interestingly enough and as far as I know never mentioned in the show is a sign on the sidewalk right in front of the house. It is on the top of the storm drain on S Street. It identifies the area as part of the DC Soil & Water Conservation District and points out that whatever goes into that storm drain will end up in the Potomac River.

No Dumping Sign by DC Soil & Water Conservation District Warning That Water Drains to the Potomac River

No Dumping Sign by DC Soil & Water Conservation District Warning That Water Drains to the Potomac River

Click Real World DC House to see the StationStart.com entry about the house located at 2000 S Street NW. In the picture at the top of the entry S Street NW is the street to the right, and 20th Street NW is on the left. The house is located on the southwest corner of the intersection.

Closest Metro Station: The Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to MTV’s Real World DC house.

Cocktail Glass Light – Real World DC

Cocktail or Martini Glass Light on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan from Real World DC

Cocktail or Martini Glass Light on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan from Real World DC

Nothing really happens around this martini glass light, but it shows up repeatedly in the Real World DC series, often as the houseguests head out for dinner or a night on the town.

This light is located about four doors down from The Diner where Andrew, Ashley, Callie, Emily, Erika, Josh, Mike and Ty had breakfast in Episode 2. Click The Diner – Real World DC to see the StationStart.com entry about the houseguest breakfast at The Diner in Episode 2.

The cocktail glass light that appears in several episodes of Real World DC is located on the light pole right in front of 2445 18th Street NW, Washington, DC in Adams Morgan. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the cocktail glass light.

Closest Metro Station: The Metro station nearest the cocktail glass light is the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station about six tenths of a mile away.

In the next block to the south, on the same side of 18th Street NW (the eastern side), there are two similar, lights attached to different light poles. As far as I know neither of these has appeared in the Real World DC show.

High Heel Shoe Light and Steaming Mug Light on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan - Similar to Cocktail Glass Light Seen on Real World DC

High Heel Shoe Light and Steaming Mug Light on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan - Similar to Cocktail Glass Light Seen on Real World DC

One, a high heel shoe, is located in front of 2335 18th Street NW. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the high heel shoe light that is similar to the cocktail glass light that appears in several episodes of Real World DC.

The other, a steaming mug of coffee (or perhaps tea or hot chocolate), is located in front of 2311 18th Street NW. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the steaming mug light that is similar to the cocktail glass light that appears in several episodes of Real World DC.

Daytime Pre-Photoshop Version of Cocktail Glass Light That Was Modified To Look As Though The Photograph Had Been Taken At Night

Daytime Pre-Photoshop Version of Cocktail Glass Light That Was Modified To Look As Though The Photograph Had Been Taken At Night

Photoshop Note: The photograph at the left is the original version of the nighttime photograph at the top of this entry. It was taken on a bright January day. After some work in Photoshop, the picture was modified to look more or less like it was taken at night.

Russia House – Real World DC

Russia House Restaurant and Lounge, 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

In Episode 4 of Real World DC the Houseguests Visit Russia House Restaurant and Lounge, 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Sculpture of Andrei Sakharov by P. Shapiro Outside Russia House Restuarant and Lounge

Sculpture of Andrei Sakharov by P. Shapiro Outside Russia House Restuarant and Lounge

In Episode 4 of Real World DC what looks like the all the houseguests (Andrew, Ashley, Callie, Emily, Erika, Josh, Mike and Ty) head out to dinner at Russia House Restaurant and Lounge located at the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues NW, Washington DC. I believe this is an early stop in a night of partying.

Interestingly outside the restaurant is a bronze sculpture of academician Andrei Sakharov by sculptor P. Shapiro.

The Russia House Restaurant and Lounge is located at 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. It is just across Connecticut Avenue from Buca Di Beppo, the restuarant the houseguests visited in Episode 1. Russia House is only about a block and a half from the Real World DC house.  Click Here for Google Map showing the location of Russia House Restaurant and Lounge.

Closest Metro Station: The Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to Russia House.

Russia House Sign, 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Russia House Sign, 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Russia House Restaurant and Lounge, 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Russia House Restaurant and Lounge, 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Andrew Gets a Date – Real World DC

Dupont Circle Where Andrew and Alli Ate Their Picnic Lunch

Dupont Circle Where Andrew and Alli Ate Their Picnic Lunch

An energized Andrew sets about to get a date in Episode 4 of Real World DC, and he meets with some success.

First he heads over to the Rhino Bar where he meets Alli.

The next day Andrew and Alli meet for at date at SweetGreen. They put together a picnic lunch and head across the street to enjoy it on the grass of Dupont Circle.

The picture above shows the location in Dupont Circle where Andrew and Alli sat for lunch. The leafless and cold weather make this a much less appealing picnic location in January than it was in July. Click Here for Google Map.

Closest Metro Station: This Dupont Circle picnic area is right at the Dupont Circle Metro Station which is on the Red Line.

Subway at 1605 – Real World DC

Large 1605 on the Building Where Subway is Located at 1605 Connecticut Avenue NW

Subway at 1605 Connecticut Avenue NW

Real World DC Episode 4 - Subway at 1605 Connecticut Avenue NW

Late in Episode 4 of Real World DC all the houseguests, Andrew, Ashley, Callie, Emily, Erika, Josh, Mike and Ty, head out to get something to eat. They end up at Subway. This place was easier to find than most of the things on the show, because they showed the address, 1605, in huge easy to read numbers.

The Subway the houseguests visited at the end of Episode 4 is located at 1605 Connecticut Avenue NW. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Subway sandwich shop visited by all of the houseguests.

Closest Metro Station: The Dupont Circle Metro Station is nearest to this Subway.

Blowup Between Ashley and Mike – Real World DC

Ashley and Mike Argue at Dupont Circle

Ashley and Mike Begin Their Argument at Dupont Circle on the Corner on the East Side of Connecticut Avenue NW and on the North Side of the Circle

In Real World DC Episode 4, following the difficult dinner at the Big Hunt Restaurant, Ashley and Mike took their disagreement outside. They walked and argued, argued and walked mostly along Connecticut Avenue NW near Dupont Circle.

For the first shots of Ashley and Mike arguing outside, they were standing on the east side of Connecticut Avenue on the north side of Dupont Circle. This is about a block and a half from the restaurant walking in the direction of the Real World DC house. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of Location of the first part of Ashley’s and Mike’s argument following dinner at The Big Hunt restaurant.

Argument Continues at Connecticut Avenue NW and Q Street NW

Ashley and Mike From Real World DC Continue Their Argument On the Southeast Corner of Connecticut Avenue NW and Q Street NW

Soon enough they moved a little bit further up Connecticut Avenue, stopping to argue at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Q Street NW. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of Location of the second part of Ashley’s and Mike’s argument at the corner east of Connecticut Avenue NW and south of Q Street NW. Interestingly enough, just across Q Street NW and visible during this argument is Firehook Bakery where Emily and her sister Amy had coffee during Episode 2. Click Firehook Bakery StationStart.com entry About Emily and her sister Amy having coffee there.

Closest Metro Station: The Dupont Circle Metro Station is the nearest to the argument portion of Connecticut Avenue NW.

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